You have to move away from your state in one month. List 6 destinations you wouldn’t mind relocating to.
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. This month marked my 11th year in Baltimore. ELEVEN! I moved here in April 2004. Typing that out looks insane. I can't even believe I've lived in the same place that long. When I moved here at the tender young age of 25, I had no idea what my future in this city would look like. I have a decade of memories here, some good and others not so much, but all are a part of who I have become. Some memories are so old they are starting to fade away, and some I can hardly even believe happened. What a crazy ride Baltimore has been for me. But I've known for quite some time that my next chapter is not here. So where to? Here are my current fantasies:
1. Southern California
Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily. I certainly wouldn't mind spending my days working in a seaside café in Lipari and perhaps meeting the Italian man of my dreams?!
3. The Caribbean
Inspired by this article I read today as well as my general love of the beach. I also just started reading this blog (http://www.moxieandepoxy.com/) about a girl who works on sailboats and travels to tropical destinations FOR HER JOB. Sign me up. Although I don't know a thing about sailing. Maybe I can just get a job scooping (dairy free, vegan) ice cream like the woman in the first article. If Vegan Treats wants to send me to a Caribbean island to open a franchise, I'M IN.
4. The ATL
The obvious reason being my sister and 3 loves of my life live there, but it is also a pretty great city. The winters are mild and the summers are just the way I like my men: hot and sweaty. There are so many opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation, and the people are friendly. What can I say, it's a real PEACH!
5. Bethlehem, PA
No matter where I go, Bethlehem will always be "home" to me. I really had an idyllic childhood here. Although I loathe PA winters as an adult, as a kid no two words held more promise and excitement than these: SNOW DAY! My closest friends, parents, sister and many members of my extended family live here. It's the perfect place to raise a family and if/when I enter that phase of my life I hope to be living close to them again.
I'm leaving this one open-ended to see what else the Universe may have in store for me. Perhaps the Universe has plans for me that I haven't even considered. The only requirement: wherever I go must be cat-approved!
Happy Friday everyone. Have a great one.
Play along! If you could relocate anywhere, where would you go?!