Interesting question came up yesterday regarding my current state and residency. (Speaking of residency, if I wanted to go back to school now, I am a Georgia resident and I suppose I could — but then I would be stuck in Georgia until I finished school. No thanks.) Another blogger asked a bunch of questions of her current readers and one of those questions was if you were where you wanted to live for the rest of your life, and if not, where would you want to be.
Well, to be honest, I am not where I want to live forever. I really like Atlanta, there are plenty of pros to living in a big city and even some pros to living in the south (like no snow! which ironically, I now miss). But the cons are bigger than the pros in the sense that they are actually taking a bigger toll on my personal well-being. I love the city, I do not love the light or the weather and the distinct lack of sun here. I can make the best of it, but growing up a Coloradan where I am used to some 300 plus days of sunshine a year, the rain and cloudy days that exist in the south a good portion of each week are really starting to wear on me.
Back before my husband and I even thought about dating we had the to move from Colorado, or not to move from Colorado battle going. He was a Southern boy from Texas and I was a Colorado girl who was NOT going to leave her home state under any conditions. Except, apparently marriage. Well, he wasn’t coming to Colorado either. Then finally, we decided to go on a date to see if there was something there, so he flew up to Colorado from Arizona. Hmph. Look at that. He came to Colorado for me. And within the next few months he had moved to Colorado as well. We dated for less than a year then, from May of 2010 until he asked me to marry him in April of 2011. And then we were married in September of 2011. What happened then?…. we left Colorado!
Interesting how that turned out. Well, we lived in Colorado for around about a year and a half while dating/engaged and now we’ve been in Atlanta for a year and a half. I don’t think I want to stay here permanently so we’re in the discussion mode. :/