My husband and I talk about where we want to retire but we cannot seem to agree on a location. We have lived in Texas now for 19 years and we hate the weather here. Summer has never been my favorite season as I am a very hot-blooded person. Even growing up I remember not liking it as much as my friends. Most girls loved laying out at the pool to get a suntan, but I hated it. The sun made me too hot and I usually ended up feeling sick. I grew up in the Midwest and I like the weather there. You get all four seasons and none of them stay around too long. In Texas summer lasts way too long for me. My perfect weather would be 30-70 degrees year-round, which is why it is shocking that we have stayed in Texas so long.
I have never been to Oregon or Washington State but based on what I have been told by friends and family who have lived there it sounds like the place for me as far as weather goes. My husband wants to retire in Alaska. Did you just repeat that like, ALASKA? That is my reaction. I would love to visit Alaska but have no desire to live there. He watches Alaskan Bush People and some other show about Alaska on TV and envies their lifestyle. Apparently he forgot who he married because that is not the lifestyle I desire at all. I am not a city girl but I am not a country girl either. Living in the suburbs is good for me, not living off-grid. The only way I would want to live like that is if it was a necessity. I like having things somewhat nearby and not having to drive 45-60 minutes to get anywhere.
I’m not sure how we will resolve this debate between us when the time comes, but hopefully God will work it out and open up a door that we can both be happy with. Maybe we won’t have to worry about it at all and the rapture will occur before retirement. God has been faithful so I will put my trust in Him.