Many of you know my family has been planning our move to Florida shortly. We recently took a vacation in Florida, and had our children not been home we probably would have stayed there. Florida has so much going on for people of all ages, hell it would take you a year to completely see Disney World.
Let’s just say, stress about the move to Florida has began! There’s so many things that need considered, transferring jobs, finding jobs, childrens school, buying a house, etc. We are looking at being in Florida by August and working on figuring everything out.
We have been doing a lot of research on Florida state information. We have been there but I am a planner, feel better going into this move knowing what we are getting ourselves into. Once upon a time I was a fly by the seat of my pants girl, oh how children change us. When I was younger I would have loaded my care and not thought twice about this move to Florida.
I absolutely love Florida and think it will offer my family much more than we currently have. The housing market is absolutely amazing! Where I currently live houses are expensive! I am looking at houses on 30A Real Estate, and cost of housing in Florida is amazing. (compared to where we currently live) If you’re a buyer in Florida consider yourself lucky, one can buy a nice home at an affordable price. With what we spend on our current home, we are going to be able to buy a much nicer home for our family. I cannot honestly tell you what the housing market is like all over Florida, currently we are leaning toward Leesburg, Florida.
Moving to Florida is going definitively be different, that where we currently live. Currently we live in a dessert, you got it no rain. It gets old, hot and makes one scream and cry. Change is good, right? I am excited about moving to Florida, but extremely nervous as well. I have never moved my family, so many things run through your mind when you begin planning such a huge move. I wonder if this right for my children, will there be more opportunity there for all of us, will we get there and realize we made a huge mistake and wish we would have never left? Can you tell I worry? My husband is my rock, I would be lost without him. The one thing I do know is, as long as my family is by my side, we have a roof over our head, food on the table, and beds I will be happy.
We live in a small town that doesn’t offer much for the younger generation. My oldest is 13 and will be 14 shortly, be driving, working and going out more. There’s not much opportunity here for her, I worry about her getting board and partying because there’s not much else going on. I just want what is best for my family. This is a huge deal for me, everyone here that I ask thinks we have lost our minds and their advise is, “stay here.” I know they tell us “stay”, because they don’t want say bye. I worry, is this move to Florida a smart move, is this a right move. However I know the only way we can find out is, do it!
I just wonder if anyone that reads this has moved their family 800 miles away from everything they know? I would love to hear about your experiances, thoughts, advise anything you have I appreciate any and all advise. I am a worring mom, that is just looking for an answer, so she can do what is right for her family. My husband and I absolutely love Florida there’s water, rain, green grass it is everything we want that we don’t have here. On another note this is where my children have grown up, this is where their life is and worry about making a wrong move.