5 February 2009
What does it mean to be a California?
In the late 1800’s people came to California for the fascination of gold, many people relocated along the San Francisco bay and all throughout the coast of California. Often the people that moved to California saw it as a new beginning, to start fresh, in a place in which was rich in culture and diversity and also filled with people in search for a new dream. The early settlers throughout California came from a hard past in search of a second chance.
Coming from England I always viewed California through the television, as a place where you could go to the beach, enjoy a nice warm day in the winter months and live next to the celebrities for Hollywood. From what I experience in the television the media portrayed the meaning of being a Californian glamour pretty person. While still living England the thought came to mind that it must be wonderful to live and be in California, it seem like a place where you could come and make you own life and just become someone new.
As the old saying goes be careful what you wish for, because you might get it. In this case my mother and father decided to move to America specifically California where I always wanted to live. Happy with news I told all my friends that I was moving to California and start over. As me and my family started to pack I thought of the early settlers that left pretty much everything to come to a place that few people have been inhabitant. Coming over from a new country the feeling bitterness came mind, I wondered if would belong in this new place. Every new environment has its goods and bad I just wishing to have more goods than bad.
After a long and tumultuous journey from England me and my family finally settled in our new home, right when we arrive at our new neighborhood I started to look around my block and it seemed as if all the house were the same and most...