The transfer notice came as a shock for Carol.
Her company was not only giving her a promotion but also transferring her to a new location.
The growing business had just set up some new offices in California. One of them was in Santa Barbara, and it was Carol’s new responsibility to manage it and set it up. Her boss was not giving her any room to wiggle out of it. He told her something about getting out of one’s comfort zone. And to some extent, he was right. Carol had lived, studied, and worked in the same city all her life. Perhaps it was time to spread her wings and see what other places had to offer. But why did it have to be on the other side of the country? Carol’s parents and friends organized a farewell party, and a month later, she was in Santa Barbara. The girl who was not quite used to change hated the city at first. He barely left her apartment when she was not going to work. All Carol wanted was to crawl into a ball and reminisce on memories of the people she loved. Her mom kept encouraging her to get out and tour the city. Or maybe go do some activities with the people she worked with. One day, her co-worker invited her to a summer party they were hosting. Carol was reluctant but went anyway and had a blast. There was music, drinks, and even weed edibles. Carol recalled weed was legal in the city and partook in some gummies. From that day, she began to love Santa Barbara and even found a marijuana dispensary near where she lived.