We just came back from the Labor Day by the Lake, a tradition in Novato, CA (north most town in Marin).
The place is surrounded by gorgeous hills, sparkling lake, marsh, open space, and just wonderful, wonderful people all around. The kids runs free, the adults greet friends, the teachers work hard and are dedicated, hiking, biking trailers all around, sunny, beautiful weather most of the year, ,a 50,000 town but you feel like you know everybody.
My friend and I were talking, there is just no better place to bring up a family!
I gave up my great IT career after dot.com bust, chose the real estate career so I can stay around town, but I get to volunteer extensively at local high school doing things that help the kids, the teachers and the school. I am surrounded by wonderful people and great friends. I absolutely love the music teacher who dedicated her life to the kids, and the polite, well balanced kids, my husband is supportive and the kids are talented and doing just fine.
My RE career is doing great, and could be much better if I don't volunteer as much, but I get great satisfaction and joy out of doing that and be with the nicest people. So if I sell a few less houses than I would want to, I am happy and glad to be who I have become.
I guess I am not quite living in my dreams and life is not perfect but I am quite happy and very grateful for everything that's around me. Isn't that enough?... more