So, the blogging thing didn't really work out for me. I guess I was too busy being snarky on Facebook because that takes like zero effort. And TBH, it was kind of exhausting even trying to write about the hilarity of Happy Valley and stay anonymous -- which is why I'm much funnier IRL or at least being sort of IRL with my RL friends on the Faceplace. I also don't really want to be mean, so you know, there's not a lot to write about in a theme-y blog.
However, as so much has changed and I know people don't really read blogs, I've decided to just kind of write on this one. Truth? I can't find my journal and sometimes I just want to write. Even more truth? Since LiveJournal days, I've found that it's not as gratifying writing in my journal knowing no one else is going to read it. If I write something funny and no one reads it, am I even really funny at all? (If they read it & don't find it funny though, I'm still funny, they just don't get it).
Since I last wrote many years ago, I have escaped Happy Valley. Remember how I said I wanted to leave....well I did it! When the kids graduated from 6th grade, we were able to be set free. We moved a couple freeway exits from the Happy Valley to Solana Beach. No name for a cutesy name here, like I said the anonymity is too much work. It's Solana Beach and it's lovely. It's basically kick-back coastal people with a handful of cranky olds. We love Solana Beach so much, but right now I'm actually up in Orange County because one of the girls had a callback audition at OCSA and if both girls get in, we will be moving back here. Yes, back here. I'm from here. This is the Happy Valley-type place I originally ran from in the early 90's. This is why I had such a hard time in Happy Valley because it was so much like Orange County. But, this is what we do for our kids.
Though this is by no means a done deal. From what I'm told OCSA (Orange County School of the Art) has a 7-14% acceptance rate and that it's not as easy coming in as a 9th grade versus a 7th grader. Had we known this was an option in 7th grade, however, I don't know if I would have been able to make this agreement to move here. There's now backstory of the family variety in play and it's time to adult in a whole new way. We won't know anything until early April, so I just sit on this -- which makes it all very not exciting for a blog. Actually, none of this is exciting. Apologies.
I will, however, attempt to write about my new reality more frequently in the future.