The Californian’s Dilemma

I’ve been through a Bay Area exodus before

A person taking a photo of a San Francisco street at the top of its hill on a foggy day.
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This week in The Bold Italic, we are publishing The Californian’s Dilemma, a series that goes beyond the headlines about the “California Exodus,” featuring essays from San Franciscans about why they’re choosing to stay or leave. Check back daily for new essays.

I was 11 when I first visited San…

“Mommy, can I play on the iPad?” my daughter calls from the kitchen, where I’m sure her hand is hovering over the device, waiting for my assent.

It’s Saturday morning. My husband left early for a round of golf, and I’m an “okay” away…

For the week of 9/17/2021

As seen on my daily work-from-home-forever walk

“Inner work is hard and there’s nothing wrong with celebrating yourself for progressing in that area,” writes Bernie’s Daughter. If the pandemic has taught me one thing in the past year, it’s that self care is my first priority.

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Julie Russell

Board Member of NaNoWriMo nonprofit, member of Alabama Street Writers’ Group, & Engineering Manager at Medium. Opinions are all and always mine.

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