Up here in the northland it’s been awfully cold for an awfully long time. So long, in fact, that I’ve been thinking maybe I should move somewhere where words like Cuddl Duds and Under Armour aren’t household names. Somewhere where goose down isn’t spoken of in hushed and reverent tones. Somewhere, perhaps, where the word windchill doesn’t strike fear into the heart of the stoutest Viking.
But where would I go? The ocean, while fascinating, has always felt lonely to me.
I’m not a huge fan of the heat, big cities, or foods I can’t pronounce. I AM a big fan of family, security, and that indefinable feeling of belonging. My family is here. My friends are here. And while I could work most anywhere, my husband’s business is firmly set HERE. It’s kind of a trap. I can feel my children getting caught in it already. They, too, seem to be a little weary of frozen digits and subzero everything, but…their families, their friends, their jobs…. I don’t even know how to advise them. Should they bolt before it becomes even more difficult to make a change, or should they nurture the sense of community and continuity most of us seem to long for?
And how about you? Do you live in the land of your forbearers? Do you see your sister on a daily basis? Do you wish you didn’t? 🙂 And if you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Honestly, if you had the choice, would you stay where you are because it’s comfortable or would you take the risk of finding somewhere better?