Becky Large, A Life Transformed, a Family Strengthened Since Arriving In Myrtle Beach
by Melissa LaScaleia
Introduce me to your family.
It’s myself and my husband, Michael. We have two boys: Harley is 16 years old, and Jackson is 14 years old. We have a fabulous Jack Russell Terrier named Peppermint, who is my fur baby.
Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now?
We moved here from a little town called Riverton, New Jersey, across the river from Philadelphia. Surfside Beach is our new home.
Why did you move to Myrtle Beach?
We came down in 2012 because my husband got a job here. We had been vacationing here with my in-laws and I wanted my babies to grow up at the beach.
What is your favorite place in Myrtle Beach?
The beach in Surfside. We swim, relax, read, and take walks. Since we live there, we don’t spend a lot of time as others would who vacation here, but we make a point of walking and being on the beach every day even if it’s just for thirty minutes.
What do you like the most about living here?
The climate is amazing. We love the warmth of the people and the generosity of their spirits. To us, the Northeast is cold and grey, and it’s not just the weather. Myrtle Beach is a lovely place to be. We love the Southern hospitality.
How has your lifestyle changed since moving here?
We are much more guided by faith. Our lives personally and professionally have changed dramatically; now we’re much more called to service. I started a non-profit organization and my husband is a special needs attorney. I don’t think that our family would be intact had we not left. It’s been a remarkable journey since we got down here, one that has brought us closer together, closer to community, and closer to God.
What new activities have you taken up since moving here?
Because of the climate, we’re able to enjoy the outdoors more, we’re much more connected to the beach. I started a nonprofit in service to the autism community. I’m on the business diversity council for the Chamber of Commerce.
What is one thing that you neighbors don’t know about you?
I write the introductory page for the Surfside Beach section of the Coastal Insider every month.
What are your favorite things to do here?
Reading the Coastal Insider and planning sensory-friendly events for people affected by autism.
Is there anything that you miss or would like to see in Myrtle Beach?
More support for the arts.