Hello, Hannah. I enjoyed your story very much. Long ago, in the 70’s, I made a similar trip but mine was from Maine (Waterville) to Florida and I drove. I was 18, had just completed my freshman year of college, and couldn’t tolerate another winter in the north. I lived in Maine for 2 1/2 years and that was enough. I packed all my belongings in my Toyota Corolla and drove south, making one overnight stop in Virginia at my sister’s.

I started a new life in an unfamiliar place just as you are doing. The experience was exhilarating and empowering.

You didn’t share your reason for relocating, whether you have a job in LA or will be attending school or will figure out your future as you go, but I wish you all the best in your new home.

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