Since August will be graduating sometime this spring, hopefully in April, we’ve been giving a lot of thought to where we want to start looking for jobs and where we’d ultimately like to settle down. Given that I grew up in Kentucky, and that’s where my family lives, I’d like to move in that general direction. And luckily August seems to be on board with this even though he’s spent all 28 of his years in the state of TX (and I swear people that grow up in TX never leave).
During our discussions about where we want to move we basically decided to give ourselves about a 300 mile radius centering on Cincinnati, OH.
There’s very little that will deter me from wanting to move further north, closer to my family, but one of those things is the cold, cold weather. When I got up this morning first I checked the San Antonio weather.
Yes, it’s mid January and the high is 70. And no, that is not even the slightest bit abnormal. Yesterday I wore shorts, a t-shirt, and flip flops and we cleaned our house with all of the windows down. It was glorious.
And then I checked the weather in my hometown.
It feels like -2 degrees! I haven’t seen weather that cold in years. And honestly, I’d be perfectly fine never seeing weather like that again. I’m going on 2 years in San Antonio and my blood has definitely thinned. Of course I’ll be singing a different tune come mid September when we’re still in the midst of summer and everywhere else is getting the first glimpse of fall.
I’m not really sure what the point of this post is other than to say I wish there was a place that had perfect weather; not too cold in the winter and not too warm in the summer but still has 4 definitive seasons. I don’t really think that’s too much to ask but I’m not convinced that place exists.
So tell me…
Do you prefer unbearably hot summers or freezing winters?
If you could live anywhere in the U.S. where would it be?