Now that we are on the very verge of living in Florida, I must divulge an interesting phenomenon. The state of Florida has a great many lovers…and haters.
Over the past couple of months, every time we told people we were moving to Florida, we would get one of two reactions:
- Why would anybody EVER move to Florida?
- I wish I could move to Florida!
Reaction number 1 came with a plethora of reasons:
- It’s too hot.
- There are too many retirees.
- There is too much traffic.
- I need all four seasons.
- It’s too humid.
Reaction number 2 came with mouths and eyes wide open:
- I wish I could move to Florida.
- I love the heat.
- No more snow to shovel.
- So much fun stuff to do.
- No more winter.
- I love the beach.
It was pretty amazing. Everyone had an opinion. And they weren’t afraid to share it. It was as though I had no feelings whatsoever regarding the impending move to a place I would have never imagined living in a thousand years.
For the record:
- I like the heat.
- I don’t even mind the humidity (usually…).
- I can’t stand the winter and all of its inconveniences.
- I do not like the cold or snow.
- I will miss the fall, but have a son who lives in Nashville, so I can go there to visit him…and it.
- Hurricanes and tropical storms may certainly be an inconvenience, but at least they don’t drop snow (snow storms can be pretty destructive, too).
- I think I’ll quickly be able to get used to celebrating Christmas in shorts.
- Our family loves Disney more than the average family.
- We can’t wait to have friends and relatives visit us in one of the vacation capitols of the world.
- I’m willing to put up with traffic to live in a place that’s warm.
- Have I mentioned I like the warmth?
So, to all who would never want to live in Florida: you certainly don’t have to. Thanks for your opinion. 😉
I, for one, look forward to living there and enjoying it. In fact, I’m pretty excited about it.
Would you want to live in Florida…or not?