Reader Update: East? West? Which is best?
On March 23, we received a letter from a confused young man who was wondering if he should live on the east coast to be near his family, or stake his claim on the west coast to pursue his career. What's a recent graduate to do? Bubby could relate to his debate, and recalled how she once had to make the same decision. She assured him that his new life in the west will bring new friends and adventures. As a young bride living in NYC without knowing a soul, she didn't waste too much time feeling bad for herself. She advised, "Look at the move as a new experience. I got a map and each day I went exploring the city. It was great fun. Don't be afraid to make the change -- it really is exciting."
So what did our confused east-west coaster wind up deciding? Is he is being a part of it all in New York, or finally California dreamin'?
Well, that was me, several months ago. Since then, I received my degree and actually moved out to California. It was a very difficult experience, but I knew it was for the best. Right before I left however, I made a last ditch effort to find a job in New York, but things didn't work out. As for now, I'm giving it a try out west. I have some family out here, so I'm not completely alone, but I do miss my family.
Thanks for the advice, Bubby and Granddaughters.
Here's a letter from our new friend, Mari.
I just have to say that I love the way you advise young people on how to handle their relationship issues. Despite the generation gap between you and most of your readers, you seem to connect and relate so well. I must commend you for you take on life with young people these days.
I am a 25-year-old female who sometimes finds it difficult to relate to those much older than me because of their distorted views on what youth is all about. Your granddaughters (and of course, friends and loved ones) must be so proud to have a grandmother that's so wise, yet so young at heart. I look forward to reading many more letters.
P.S. I loved your picture in the Jerusalem Post! You looked GREAT!
Why, thank you.
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