There was something about the name Gladville. I was ready for a new outlook on life, and the town of Gladville gave me something to believe in—hope, optimism, goodness, and being glad all the time. I pictured a town that was not too big or too small but just right, a place where I could find a new beginning and grow mentally, spiritually, and perhaps financially.
Gladville is located in Northern California, near where I went to school at UC Berkeley. It’s close to San Francisco but not too close, close enough to enjoy an evening of big city life but far enough away to escape its trappings and intensity. Redwoods, beaches, and an alternative lifestyle appealed as a setting for the new me, a launchpad for the next phase, and it was located right on the Pacific Ocean.