There is no doubt that I made the right decision.
My family really, really tried to talk me out of it but somehow, I knew it was the right call. About a year ago, I was offered a promotion that came with a transfer. This meant going from the only home I had ever known in the north, to the deep south. I really wanted the job and the idea of experiencing something new was appealing to me as well. Plus, I was so tired of dealing with the winter and all the HVAC heating it took just to be at all comfortable. Even though I’m just 30, I think each winter has gotten harder to take. But man, my family pushed back hard. They warned me about the heat in the summer and that I would be inside the HVAC cooling for six months of the year. That the food would be inedible and that I would never be accepted because I was from the north. While some of that sort of hit a note with me, I knew in my heart all that was hyperbole. Sure, the summer is brutal. But, you definitely can still get outside and enjoy life. There is no such thing as being stuck in the HVAC for six months down here. Far from it. While there are 4 months where you want to be inside an HVAC cooled spot during the heat of the day, that’s about the extent of it. And I would far rather pay the HVAC cooling bills than I would the HVAC heating bills. For me, it was definitely the right choice and I can’t see myself living anywhere else actually.