The other night I was able to visit with an old friend that I haven't seen in a long time. By "old" I mean, my best friend since Jr. High at good old Manuel F. Cunha Intermediate School here in Half Moon Bay. We have been through it all together, and even though we don't see each other often these days, the closeness is still there after all of these years.
So we were chatting about life and all that we have been through together...My friend and I graduated from Half Moon Bay High School together in 1985, she moved to Martinez and then to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly, she has travelled the world ( a couple of times) worked her way through a myriad of high tech companies, start-ups, fall downs, start ups again, got her Masters degree. She has lived in several places, settling in San Jose, married to a high tech guy enjoying a life that makes her very happy, and that makes me very happy.
Meanwhile, I have stayed HERE....commuted to school, worked at a local company for 15 years, married a wonderful man who works in our community for CCWD, we are raising our son here, he is the 5th generation of my family to live in this community....and now with Del Mar Properties I get to work with people every day to find homes here.
Chatting with my friend always makes me wonder how life would be different now if I had hit the road out of town back in 1985, and I always come back to the same realization. I already live in one of the most beautiful and amazing places on earth, Half Moon Bay! I see the ocean every single day, and in 40 minutes I can find myself in the heart of a city, San Francisco or San Jose! I am so incredibly lucky to call this place HOME...