Monday, July 9, 2012

Where should we live?

This is an on-going question in my mind and frankly I am tired of thinking about it.  Why are these decisions soooo hard?  Live where you want to live or live closer to family?  Is it worth living closer to family if you are still 12 hours driving distance away?  Will we really see them more or is it pointless because we are still not close enough?  Will I feel just as guilty?  Will they ever visit or do I have to move back home to see them?

If you have ever moved away from home, you may know what I am talking about or you may just think I am crazy!  <~I may be...just crazy!  Why do I feel like I am the only one worrying about this decision?

Life passes by too fast not to do the things in life that you want to do, but it also passes by too fast not to see the ones you love more often than a couple times a year.  Obviously I need help :)

We are looking for a warmer Seattle.  Seattle is all things great except the weather (for us)!

Here is a list of places we would love:

Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Santa Cruz, CA

Here is a list of places we may love and are closer to home:

Austin, TX
Charleston, SC
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Tampa, FL

Does anyone have opinions about these places?  Or suggestions of new places that might be equally as awesome as Seattle?


John Labeots said...

Nashville, TN
Has great weather!

Amanda said...

Although I have never lived out of TN and therefore can't imagine living across the country from family, I have struggled with the family versus where you really want to live question. Family won out for me and I don't regret it. Out of your choices of places to live I LOVE Charleston and have been to Austin and found it great as well. I would go with one of those two. Good luck making a choice.