For me, there really isn’t too much difficulty choosing to live in the south over the north.
- This is often seen as forever puzzling to members of my family.
They are all from the great white north just as I am. However, I chose to live in the land of the HVAC heat pump right out of college. It’s been decades but I still get grief from family members over my choice to live in the south. Their argument has mostly to do with local culture and proximity to family. That is an argument that has plenty of merit. However, my argument is that I just couldn’t take the winter. My life growing up, I just dreaded the winter. I hated having to be cooped up in the HVAC all winter. I didn’t much care for winter outdoor sports so there really wasn’t much more to do than stay inside and be warmed by the HVAC furnace. Once I got a scholarship to a southern college, I jumped at the chance to leave all that winter and HVAC heating behind me. I graduated from that southern school and simply never left. And who can blame me? I live in an area where the sun shines all winter and the heat pump hardly even kicks on. That is the sort of winter I’m interested in. The summer is a scorcher but I have a great HVAC heat pump to get me through that with relative ease. So to me, choosing this sort of life over what I grew up with is not a difficult choice at all. And if my family were able to live where I do, they might see it the same way.