In late August my family and I plan to move from our home in Sacramento, CA to the Cumming area of Northern Georgia.
I'm probably one of the younger members of this forum, I'm 19. And I actually was born in Columbus, GA and lived there until I was 5. That's when we moved to California and we have lived here for the past 14 years. So basically, I am a California girl through and through. I love the culture, I love our diversity, I love our unique outlook on life.
I have mixed feelings about this move.
I'm trying to focus on the positives:
1. Closer to relatives.
3. Opportunity to "widen my horizons", learn about a new culture.
4. Fresh Start.
But, admittedly I know very little about the area or culture I am moving into and I quickly run out of "positives".
For financial reasons, I need to stay with my family right now. So I'm trying to live with the idea. I'm normally very open and excited about change and stepping outside my comfort zone, but I feel like I'm moving into the dark ages.
Here are some reasons I'm hesitant to embrace the idea, it's mainly things I've just heard from people so they probably aren't altogether true. So, I guess I'm asking for people who live there to help me disprove these or explain them so I feel better about the move.
1. Humid weather
2. Difficulty finding a job.
3. Old-fashioned and conservative culture.
4. Lack of racial/cultural diversity or unity.
5. Recreation options to entertain a college-age, city girl = none within a 45 min radius.
6. Retail options or dining-out options = less in comparison to California.
Thanks for the help guys!