- 11 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I want to move. To Florida.(Or Texas, or Georgia, or the Carolinas. Somewhere down there, I’d be happy with any of those states.)
I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life, I want a change. Every year since I graduated college, I’ve said “this is my last year in Kansas!”. (Well, I finally escaped Kansas, I’m a couple miles over the border now in Missouri, but it’s still “Kansas” to me!)
Fiance has said we can move in a few years. I want to move sooner than that! He’s 100% vested in his 401K, so we don’t have to worry about losing money there. We did get the $8000 first time homebuyers incentive, but we could easily make them up because of the housing market dip right now.
I don’t want to never be able to live my dreams. My mom tells me “oh, you can move when you retire”, I don’t want that. For 15 years she’s been saying how she’d love to live in Montana, I don’t want to still be saying 15-20 years down the road that I want to move. I want to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
I also have SAD, so winters are literally hell for me in the Midwest.
Any ideas how to convince fiance sooner? I’ve seen a little bit of progress (when he bought a gun safe, he bought a smaller one than he really wanted because he said we’d have to move it in a few years and it’s heavy). But I don’t want to keep waiting and waiting and end up never following my dreams. And I think if we have kids, we’ll really be stuck here in the Midwest, so I want to move before that. (Not to mention I don’t want to deal with SAD while I’m pregnant and also would like to be somewhere where I can get some sun/vitamin D naturally.)