I actually started this post in April and never finished it. Since someone I love dearly is moving across the country it seems like a good time to finish it and hit publish.
I would have a job, a house, and not have to worry about moving. I am simply picking 3 places I might want to live.
1. The first one will be no surprise. I would want to live in Maine. But I don't want to be far inland. I want to be on the coast. I wouldn't mind at all being on an island although my husband never believes me when I say that. He says I am on the go too much to be satisfied on an island. I am not so sure.
2. I am also attracted to the state of Washington. It has ocean and fir trees, a winning combination in my book. So I would need to be on the western side near the coast. I could be on an island. I LOVE ferries so taking one on a regular basis would be just fine. There is a movie that had a spot I loved. I am forgetting the name of it. It was about computers and work and the guy took a ferry every day from Bainbridge Island. I think I have that right. I am moving into that house. Okay thank you Google. The movie was Disclosure.
3. Okay, one more in this made up game of mine. Where else might I choose to live? I definitely prefer the north to the south. I don't see me moving anywhere where it is hot for a lot of the year. YET I would be able to bike much more so maybe I should consider one state in a warmer climate. I don't want to be far from the ocean. Mountains are pretty important. But there is also a part of me that would like to live in a city. If it was a short move and then I could move again I would live in DC or NYC. Really! I regret that I never lived in a city but at this point in my life I would not choose it as a long time thing. I'm still having a hard time deciding so I'm going to stop and come back later.
Okay it is MUCH later. I never got back to this but now I'm going to say Oregon. I won't follow my daughter right to where she is but Oregon is appealing to me so why not be in the same state. I am not sure where I'll be but I think I'll say the coast and near the mountains. I don't want to be in a big city but I don't want to be too far from one. And I want to be able to bike a lot!
So if you could live in any state (we'll save other countries for another time) with no worries about a house or a job where what 3 places would be possibilities?