Am I looking to trade one snobby community for another? Don't get me wrong,I love where I live. It is a privilege to live in the community that I do. But somehow it is no longer enough. I am looking for somewhere that is a little more quiet, a little more peaceful and where people are definitely much nicer and "grounded." I am looking for that old-fashioned family-style feeling.
As I drove around my community this morning, I admired the beautiful parks and the beautiful trees and the kids playing In the community and I wondered why do I want to leave here?
I mean I know my reasons but I don't know if my Cuban-American-Miami Beach born-self could live anywhere other than Florida?
I am always telling my kids that change is good and here I am, scared sh*tless to make a move.
Everybody always wants to move to Florida and here I am wanting to drag my family out it!
Am I crazy? Should I start over somewhere new when I don't really have to? I mean, I always welcome an adventure but I would be leaving my extended family behind and everything I know and love.
I am not sure of anything but what I am sure of is, that I want to raise my kids in an environment that is family-friendly and a place that will accept our blended family: Cuban-Argentine-Jewish background. It is not easy to find a place where people are accepting of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. I want my kids to have "real" friends and not deal with "fake people" and snobby kids who have to have an iPhone 6 in the 3rd grade!
I want a place where my kids can feel safe and run around in the backyard. I want to live in a place that feels like a tight-nit community. I want to live in a place that has great weather and great schools. I want to live somewhere that I will feel at "home!" (Utopia, maybe?)
Does anyone know that place? And I already know that "home is where the heart is." 😉