You know what I’d do? I’d travel completely across the country to see if I can’t find a better life for me and mine. I’d go with almost no money, with some help from my friends, and hope for the best.
Well, that’s a good question. And the answer is because nothing else fits.
I’ve been living in FL for another 11 years (I grew up here and then moved back) and I don’t like it anymore. I don’t like the economy build on the flesh trade (tourism), I don’t like the angrily-waiting-to-die mentality many have here. I don’t like that I can’t find many like minded people. Mainly though, I want my family and I to live in a place that brings joy every time we go out in it. I want to visit more places than different swamps or beaches (though, it’s hard to get too upset about beaches). We want mountains, snow, hiking, camping, kayaking, etc. Heck, I’d like it if it didn’t take a clean 6 hours just to get of the state I live in. Don’t get me wrong, FL has some great parts, and some great people, but it’s time to move on.
Here’s hoping I find all of that and more. Or at least I find a job and way to get by for a bit longer so I can plan something else. Because not having a job is great, but not having money just doesn’t seem to work with the rest of society.
So what would I do? I’d move. I’m leaving in 5 days. Me first, and then when I get some funds and a place, I’ll fly the family out. I admit, I’m a bit nervous that everything will work out. I do have faith.