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I Have Lived In California

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 93 People

    Born And Raised In The Bay Area

    I loved the Bay growing up. Eventually, I had to move away after elementary school. All I could think about was moving back. I would visit my old friends every summer. The town I grew up in was a small town where many people knew each other from kindergarten all the way to senior...
    ahonui247 ahonui247 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    mikeejo mikeejo 31-35, M Oct 11, 2014

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    Born And Raised

    I was born and raised in Southern California.  I have 1000's of stories relating to what California used to be like.  One of my favorites is:  I am old enough to have seen the Laguna Beach greeter when he was alive.  More to come
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Jan 2, 2010

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    San Jose

    When I was a teenager, we moved to San Jose, CA. for yet another of my mother's boyfriends.  He was a really big, fat dude with a full face of hair and he drank like a fish.  But he was loads of fun to hang out with, in that he had lots of really interesting friends...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2008

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    A Song About L.A.

    I moved to California from NY in the early 1980's, and left in the mid 1990's. Besides culture shock....I have lots of good memories too. Randy Newman - I Love LA
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Oct 27, 2012

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    Where I Use To Live

    Yea i live in California a while ........ -.-' But um not very long, i was born there in Rose Ville. But yea i didnt live there long because my family got into fights so i lived with my grand parents mostly my whole life So yea.... :) The End :P
    Newguy3214 Newguy3214 13-15, M Jun 1, 2012

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    I Was Born and Raised In L.a.

    I lived in Glendale, Pasadena, Eagle rock, Highland Park, then later Idyllwild(in the mountains), and Hemet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Home

    By now, I have lived half of my life in CA and the other half living in the east coast.  I don't care if I end up living in the east coast the rest of my life, I will always consider CA my home.  I  miss it! The original plan was that my then husband and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    Overview, More to Come

     I was born and raised in Southern California.  I stayed until I was 32 and left.  Haven't been back much since.  I have been to Disneyland over 50 times, but only once in the last 25 years.  Sometimes I think I have been on every road in California built...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time. - - Josh Billings
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Mar 10

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    Five Years and Two Summers In A Forgotten Corner of Southern Europe called FYROM- I was born on a military base near Adana,Turkey to an enlisted American mother and Macedonian...
    Srebro94 Srebro94 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I'm here without you baby But you're still on my lonely mind I think about you baby And I dream about you all the time
    gummball gummball 18-21, F a week ago

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    is there any possibility you'll quit gossiping about me to hide your insecurities all you say is blah blah- "girls" marina and the diamonds
    A1133cat A1133cat 13-15, F a week ago

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    me and hubs parked up in a car park in new brighton 1 night , we got a bit carried away and looked outside the car to find 5 men staring at us wanking i couldnt believe it when...
    domrep2 domrep2 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My mom and dad own their own business and basically can work where ever they want. So we live in the US six months of the year and Costa Rica the other six months.
    y2kgirl y2kgirl 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I am originally from Spain were I lived for 16 years and have a Spanish Accent but also I have lived in the UK for the last 19 years so I have picked up a bit of a English accent...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 16

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    When you try to be honest about who you are, what you like, what you don't like. You state your opinions and try to be an "open book," people seem to think that there is something...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    [From pain to love and other ramblings] I never learned to read music. However, that does not stop me from sitting at a piano, and simply let my fingers dance over the keys and...
    Zarkus Zarkus 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 8

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    I've isolated myself, really, but that doesn't mean that I am not lonely. I am 30 and working mother of 2. When my daughter was born I changed my lifestyle and became an...
    whenyoucant whenyoucant 26-30, F Mar 14

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    I have lived in Okinawa,Japan, Hanau,Germany, and Osan, Korea. I have visited England, and Mexico as well.
    rita55 rita55 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I feel like even though I am only young I have so much wisdom and advice for people. The life I have lived has been extrodinary by most peoples standards and I am just coming to...
    NotFromThere NotFromThere 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I have lived for a long time by the X-Files motto: Trust No One. The minute I open open up...boom! Add one more regret to my extremely long list.
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    am from California and proud! were is all my California people at?
    Californialexiiiiiii Californialexiiiiiii 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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    California yayyyyyyyy I love my California
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 31-35, M Mar 8

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    I love being a Californian. Living by the beach. The view of the beautiful OC sunset every night. Hiking, kayaking, spending the day on the sea and the nights in the city. The...
    mickeygirl2015 mickeygirl2015 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Anyone live in the Redlands area Southern California hit me up
    Rayinman Rayinman 41-45, M Mar 1

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    I was raised 22 miles east of San Francisco in a little suburb called Pleasant Hill. Now I reside in Chico California. I have seen other states. But this definitely is where I want...
    lovlife777 lovlife777 46-50, M Mar 4

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    I'm a home grown CALIFORNIAN.
    yevin1899 yevin1899 26-30, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    A more accurate title for this post would probably be that I've lived in a few different haunted houses. Even now we have an entity in our kitchen who we jokingly call the Fridge...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Death in the dark mirror This will be the possible title of a fictional story that I'm working on but part of it will be based on personnel life's events that have taken place in...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Mar 19

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    Check off any of these You have done in Your life.[ ] You’ve gone skydiving.[x] You’ve kissed someone.[x] You’ve gone on a road trip.[ ] You’ve gone...
    ciarle ciarle 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Fun Fact: Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 10 Responses Mar 12

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    Sometimes I just want to get up and leave this place but I don't have that kind of money I miss my family back home in Mississippi dearly. I don't want to move back though. Maybe...
    PrettyFknDope PrettyFknDope 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My name is Callie . It's pronounced like the shortcut for California. People also spell my name wrong .
    Hockeyloverforever Hockeyloverforever 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    The first time I went was in 2011. I hitch hiked there. It took me a month to get to British Columbia; hitch-hiking in the snow, as it was February. But after I got into the USA...
    GJTF GJTF 22-25, M Mar 8

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    My dream is too big to accomplish. Hell, it might even be considered impossible by some, if not every person on the planet. But a man can dream, can't he? My dream is to **** every...
    ViperRizzo ViperRizzo 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    i wish i lived in the 1800....
    laulala laulala 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    i'm going to stop being a perfectionist long enough to just post this and stop obsessing about it. i need to apologize to all my friends for causing them to worry. A situation that...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    I just found out the STBX responded to the divorce Summons at the last hour. Scheduled for Harassment Restraining Order in early April. I am perplexed as to why he even cares to...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I use the word "brother" here lightly. Technically, I have two brothers. But I only really classify one of them as my actual brother. My big brother (26) is the one who I can...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F Mar 14

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    My friend, my cat, George, passed away in January. I am just now able to write about it. I've never had an animal I cared more about or who lived with me longer than George. He...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 10 Responses Mar 16

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    Second dream. Post apocalyptic future (I have a lot of those). Most adults are dead. Most children are dead. The remaining population is teenagers, young adults, people in hs and...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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