I’ll admit it. I’m a dreamer. I like to imagine life in different scenarios. Since I can be a bit of a control freak, I think playing different scenarios out in my head helps me deal with change that’s out of my control.
One of the things I dream about is moving away. It’s not that I don’t like where I live. Southern Oregon is beautiful. My family is nearby. I have great friends. I love my church. But the cost of living. Ouch.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live in the deep south. Or on the East Coast. I’ve heard North Carolina is nice. Or maybe the Midwest. Missouri? Or what about Texas? I’ve heard Austin is beautiful.
I found Find Your Spot a couple of years ago. You can take a quiz to find out what your “Top Spots” in the United States are. Just for fun, I took the quiz again last night. My 5 Top Spots were:
Oddly enough, those results didn’t surprise me. I always knew I was a Southerner at heart. Never mind that I’ve never been to the South. Any one of those places would surely be less expensive than Oregon.
In the end, though, we will stay here, unless God makes it clear that it’s time for us to move on. Like I said before, our family is here, and it’s important to us that our kids know their grandparents. The wouldn’t have that opportunity if we moved clear across the United States.
So how about you? Would you move across the United States if you knew you could make your money stretch further somewhere else?
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