Fellow blog followers, thank you, thank you and thank you again for supporting our move. You came along on our difficult journey and cheered us on when a better opportunity came along. Did I say, thank you?
New people I meet who learn about my move look at me as if I’m a complete moron for making this decision. Yes, I know about the frigid temperature and snow in Illinois. Yes, I know about the below zero windchill factor in the windy city. I lived here for twenty-five years for crying out loud.
Hurricanes aren’t the only issue to deal with in Florida. As to the reason for our move, my regular blogging buddies already know. Anyone who doesn’t understand why we moved can read about it here.
So many act as if I left paradise, or the garden of Eden.
Okay, okay, so Illinois is close to a living hell, but the heat in Florida felt like soaking in the lake of fire to me. People seem to think that if you live in Florida, you’re basking poolside every day with umbrella drinks overlooking the sea and listening to the whoosh of the waves.
Perhaps it’s that way for rich people. I don’t know. But working stiffs live inland and have the same daily routine as anyone from the north. If they’re lucky enough to get vacation time or a long holiday weekend, that’s when they go to the beach. People can do the same thing who live north.
Yes, I know that Illinois is broke and Chicago is corrupt. Yes, I know that taxes are breaking people’s backs and the cost of living is (way) higher. If given a choice, I would’ve moved to Tennessee, but this was where a wonderful opportunity arose. Not to mention, my entire family lives here.
Hey, I’ve got an idea. I’ll print up some business cards with this blog link on it. I can hand them out to people when they give me that you’re-an-idiot-for-leaving-paradise-to-live-here, look.
Did I forget to say, thank you fellow bloggers for supporting me?
Have you ever been happy about something and others around you tried to rain on your parade? Has anyone ever questioned your sanity after a decision you made?