Bi-coastally Yours

This September marks a strange anniversary for me.  I've been a West coast girl eighteen years, which is as long as I was an East coast girl.

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My mother was a West coaster, and she married my father, from Connecticut.  She always told me that when you marry a New Englander, you marry the land.  We don't leave our home or our ways easily, that's for sure.  Except after eighteen years of it, I was ready to be free.

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I moved for school and I stayed.  At first I was overwhelmed by every single aspect of this great big place called California.  But once I tamed it, in my own psyche, I was just smitten.  I couldn't think of anywhere else as home.  

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My goodness, the years crept by.  Two marriages and three children later, I'm at this unexpected anniversary.  It's kind of like a birthday, except way more emotional and symbolic.

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Solidarity to my bi-coastal people.  It isn't easy to love two places so much, but it's worth it.


Madewell jeans // Clarks shoes // Photos by Bradley Wittke