What I'll miss about CA...and what I won't

After almost three years in Orange County, we're moving back to the East Coast! And, what I've come to learn is the best coast, in my opinion. Sure, California is gorgeous - really gorgeous - but, my heart is back east. Luckily, my husband agrees. However, that doesn't mean that I won't miss certain things about Cali - it's where Owen was born, after all. And, it also doesn't mean that certain things about The OC don't irritate me more than sand in my shoes. Here are some other thangs, in no particular order.

Duh. The weather. But, you know what? Ever see the movie Groundhog Day will Bill Murray? It's like that. All too often, I found myself praying/wishing/hoping/dancing/meditating for a rainy day. Not just for drought purposes, either...just to break up the monotony. And to provide a lil' damp relief to some of those leather faces you see 'round these parts.

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I've always been social, but I've also always had a little bit of social anxiety. I don't know when it started, or why - but whenever a party or event would arise, I'd procrastinate until the very last second I had to get in the shower and get ready...most likely replaying how everything will (should) go at the event, and worrying I might not look okay, fit in, etc. And, more times than I can count - my over-analyzing and anxiety prevented me from actually going to whatever it was - a dinner, a date, a party, a night out, whatever.

Truthfully, I don't even know if that's social anxiety but I don't know what else to call it. I just know that I had to really fight it back, and everything had to fall into place...including every hair on my head...in order for me to feel 100% okay with putting myself out there. "I'm just not feeling it" was often my nonchalant excuse whenever questioned about my absence. How can anyone argue with that?

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Toilet talk

When you're expecting and have to go - a lot - you really don't have much of a choice if you're out in public. I've never been one to really seek out a public restroom, but I'm not opposed/afraid/grossed out by them, either. If you've ever been to a beach or lake, you know their restrooms are sandy, salty, stinky and hot. But, when ya gotta go...ya just go and get out.

However, being pregnant has afforded me the opportunity to explore more PRs than ever before, and I've been having the BEST time with it (sarcasm). I'm like Brooke Burke when she was hosting Wild On!...minus the ridiculous bikini bod. And, I have to say - there have been some major surprises in my lavatory adventures...

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