Why are we here? I wonder this every year, come about January when the Indiana wind bites my skin with brutally cold teeth. I'm not a fan of the cold--I carry a sweater in the summer to combat indoor air conditioning. And yet here I am in northern Indiana where winter seems to last 98% of the year.
The truth is, my husband's career moved us here from southern Ohio over 20 years ago and roots have grown. I love this city, this state. The weather, not so much, but we take the good with the bad. God has blessed us here and I'm content.
People tend to stay where they're planted. Have you noticed that? I always wonder why people choose to live where they were born, no matter where that is. Family ties are strong, I understand that, and sometimes finances don't allow for many choices.
We've travelled quite a bit, and I'm partial to mountains and milder weather, so I think if I could live anywhere, I'd choose Nashville or Knoxville. I'm not fond of cold, but I like the change of seasons. I love Seattle, Jackson Hole, and Colorado Springs, but winter's are a little cold for my taste. I think I'd like Texas, but we haven't been there yet. Hoping to go this summer though, and it may very well win my affections. Still, even now, in the throes of winter, I can't help but admit the view from our porch is lovely.
What about you? If you could live anywhere and your family would follow (hey, this is a fantasy, let's make it a good one), what city or state would you move to and why?