The last few months have been difficult for me, mostly because it has been an awful winter. We have had more snow than I ever remember having, and it was downright freezing off and on. There have been few opportunities to go outside, and we are all going a little stir crazy. I didn’t realize how much moving back up north would bother me, because I lived in Ohio for the majority of my life. The sun rarely shines there the whole winter, and the weather is much worse there than anywhere else I’ve ever been. I guess I got spoiled living in the South!
That got me thinking about all of the places that we have lived and daydreaming of moving back to Texas or Florida. Then I realized that nowhere is perfect. I often forget the things that I didn’t like about the places we have lived soon after we leave them. I’m always so focused on the things that I miss about it, that it doesn’t even cross my mind that there were things that I wasn’t happy with. Here it’s the cost of living, Wisconsin was the snow and cold, Florida was the abrasive people and traffic, and Texas was the spiders and distance from our families. LOTS of big, scary spiders. (sounds ridiculous I know, but tarantulas in your backyard are no fun!)
I guess my conclusion is that there is no perfect place to live, and if there is, we haven’t found it yet. I’m generally happy wherever we are, my family is healthy and that’s all that matters. But I hate this winter! If I had to choose where our forever home would be? I’m not sure, the Carolinas maybe? Or back to Texas? It’s not my decision and never will be, but Texas is my favorite place that we have ever lived, spiders and all!
Do you like where you live? If you had the opportunity to move, would you?
Until our next adventure,