After last week’s very cold and snowy conditions in many areas of the country, I started seeing people complain on social media sites about the winter, even though winter hasn’t officially started yet. So I started wondering, why do people live where they live, especially if they live in a snow-filled area and start complaining about it as soon as the first flakes fall?
Is it because of family?
I moved back to New Jersey about ten years ago so my kids could spend more time with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and their cousins. And when they were young, it was nice to have close family to call upon to help with babysitting. And as parents get older, it’s a nice feeling to know that you can help them out if and when it’s needed.
Or maybe it’s a job or career opportunity?
Sometimes you have to move because of a job opportunity that’s too hard to turn down. Perhaps you went to college or served in the military in the place you live now, and just decided to stay because you liked it or were offered a permanent job there.
Or is it because of the weather?
Many people joke about retiring to Florida, or even becoming “Snow birds;” living in warmer climates during the colder months, but coming back in the summer. Is the weather why you live where you live now?
Or is it just because it’s where you always lived and it’s home in your mind? Or maybe you are an adventurer and move to new places all of the time?
Share your reasons why you live where you live and whether or not it’s the perfect place to call home. If not, where would you love to live and why?