The Heartbreak of Selling My San Francisco Home

Mia Hayes
5 min readFeb 20, 2022

After five generations, our family is saying good-bye

Photo by Belle Co from Pexels

It’s a short, uphill walk from where I’m staying on 17th Avenue to my home on 11th. Park Presidio and speeding cars headed toward the Golden Gate Bridge punctuate my progress with a pause, but soon enough the crosswalk turns green, and a robotic voice startles me. “Cross now,” it says.

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Mia Hayes

40-something trying to live several lifetimes at once. Stay-at-home author, mom, and wife.