Although I have wanted to move to California since I was in high school, it took a job offer at 28 to finally get me to move to the Golden State.
I was living in my home state for my entire life until I lost my job.
Even when my employer announced budget cuts at our company, I didn’ think that my job was on the line. When you work for a business for the better part of eight years, it’s easy to falsely assume that you’re indispensable. When I was finally told that my time at the company was coming to an end, I scrambled to find new work. I started spending five hours each day searching job listings for every major city in my state. When that didn’t yield results, I started looking all over the country for work. I kept praying that I’d find something before my savings and unemployment payments ran out. Right at the cusp of ruin, I found a job listing in a city in California. That state is known for its expensive cost of living and tight job markets. Instead of starting in California and being forced to move away for work, I was doing the exact opposite. But now that I’m finally here, I can’t complain. One advantage to living in California is the amazing recreational weed industry. Not only is the quality of the weed grown and sold here high, but it’s also ridiculously easy to obtain. Right after crossing the Arizona-California border, I noticed no less than 15 road signs advertising recreational cannabis delivery services. Many of them promised delivery within two hours of making an order. Right after getting settled, I called one of the services to great success. I love my new state and its amazing cannabis market.