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D2D California Dreaming Series

Kyle Gibson's Dream, Short and Not So Sweet

On today's show we talked to some people who have given up on the California dream, and we'll be sharing some of their stories here on the blog. In this installment, Kyle Gibson breaks down his California disappointment down in under 150 words:

When I was a kid I used to think of Cali as a fantasy-like place of sunshine and happy faces. I wanted to go and see movies stars eating, walking , whatever. To become a surfing bum ,living on the water a part of a hippie, artistic, sunburned community. I finally made it to California at 30, and I stayed for 6 years, what a sad disappointment. I am very grateful to have come from the East Coast and even more grateful to be back.

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