Meg Hourihan is leaving San Francisco and her reasons for doing so kind of resonate with me.
Unlike Meg, I don't know that I'd say I'm ecstatic about my move back East. New England may be a place that stays in your blood -- Ohio is more like something you find in your stool.
"I'm not sure California would ever really feel like my home nor would Californians ever feel like my people."
That's a fairly concise summation of how I felt about California for my five years there -- like a permanent tourist. Californians were never my people. (Which is more a sad statement on my own self than on the many fine friends - both native to the state and transplants like me - that I met while there. Good people are in California, and some damn fine drivers. Oh, and good Indian food, but that's beside the point.)
So I'm back in Ohio, amongst my deep-fried people.