Good Monday Morning! Hope your weekend was relaxing. My weekend was awesomesauce:
- I went to the beach then sat around and watched TV ALL DAY Saturday. (I didn’t blog about it, clearly I was to busy laying on the couch).
- Sunday I went to my hometown and spent time with my family!
Saturday while I was at the beach I was listening to Kenny Chesney on my iPhone. Normally I don’t listen to music at the beach, I enjoy taking in the sites & sounds of the beach. But, this isn’t a “real” beach. I don’t know how to explain it.
Here, I’ll show you a picture… Thank you Google maps.
It’s this weird peninsula thing. The park is at the end of that weird peninsula.
See. It’s weird. That is the ocean, but it’s just weird. Anyways.
So, there is no crashing wave sounds, it’s mostly screaming kids & bitching mothers, and chain smokers. (klassy).
So you can see why I would need to take an iPod with some relaxing music.
Kenny Chesney makes me want to sell everything and move to the Bahamas. I swear if I could figure out a way to make it work I would. I want to live somewhere that’s a little more simple. So what if a gallon of milk is $12. lol. (just kidding.sort of). I don’t know how much milk is, but with a quick Google I found out gas is $4.83/gal – which from what I hear isn’t that much different from many places in the U.S. (Thankfully we are still in the $3.70s/gal).
I’ve come up with a 5 year plan. I never had a 5 year plan, I don’t have a plan at all. After reading Megan’s post last week I started to wonder if I should have some sort of plan.
I sort of feel like a slacker because I have no real goals. I mean, I have a great job so CHECK that goal off. I just finished billing & coding school so CHECK that goal off. We built a house, CHECK. We got married, CHECK.
moving somewhere tropical.
Key west anyone?
Of course there are more goals I could have. I think I am more “fly by the seat of my pants” person than I thought. I like to have plans…for one day..not my entire life.
I’m certainly not saying there is anything wrong with setting 5, 10, 15, or 20 year goals. That’s great for some people, but for me(us) that doesn’t work. Or maybe I’m just not creative enough to think of goals for my entire life? Maybe I’m not motivated enough?
I’ve really been thinking about this a lot for the last few days. I even went on Craigslist to look at houses/rentals in Key West.
I have no idea what I expected but it wasn’t what I found. We will be living in a 1 bedroom shack. But it’s okay because it will be tropical!!
Honestly the only thing in our current price range was trailers. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a trailer. Hell, we lived in a trailer for 5 years.
But. Key West + Hurricane season + trailer = fail
So, that’s my
goal, err dream. It’s totally attainable..one day..probably longer than 5 years away though.
I don’t know where I’d go if I could move anywhere in the world. I haven’t traveled enough to make an informed decision. I really love the atmosphere of the Bahamas, but that’s the only place I’ve been. Maybe I should keep it that way? Then a decision of moving wouldn’t be so hard because I wouldn’t know what someplace else has to offer.
Where would you live? What type of place would you live? Do you like the hustle & bustle of a big city? Or do you crave a laid back atmosphere?
What can we do to make our life a little more simple around here?
Hope you have a quick & painless Monday!
You only have one life, live it!!