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Tuesday, January 6, 2009


One thing I don't like about Florida is that it is so transient. It seems everyone is moving away. I actually left for 1 1/2 years but I came back (knew I would). It seems that almost everyday someone tells me they are moving. Realizing that you won't be seeing each other in person anymore has a finite quality. It makes you think about the positive influence they may have had on you. So many people are moving away that sometimes someone you don't even see often still leaves you with a bit of sadness when they tell you they are moving. People can touch you and inspire you in so many ways.

Please no one break the news to me that you are moving. I have heard enough and you're not allowed to move.


Mama K said...

Well, I live way up here in the cold... so If I do have to move this year -- which I am hoping we don't -- at least it will not rock your world. Not sure that's going to be all that comforting to you, but it's all I've got to offer! (-: -k.

ps - by the way - am reading your book and enjoying it very much! Thank you!

crispy said...

I have used that word to describe FL many times...transient. As hard as moving is for the one who is moving, there is always those left behind that I feel for too.

Christy ~ Munch75 said...

I'm not moving :) Born and raised in Fort Pierce and I'm here to stay.

It's hard when friends or family moves, even if you're not especially close. Reflect on the fun times and vow to keep in touch!

Orlando Realtor said...

It is always difficult to have change, which creates chaos in our lives. Unfortunately, we do not appreciate what we have until it goes away.....maybe that is the lesson to take from it.

As a Realtor, I need to add to your post.... it is very often necessary and healthy for people to move and go through change. Too bad they don't just keep moving (buying/selling) around Central Florida, I would love to be thier Realtor.

Natacha said...

Nope..not moving, I'm here to stay :)

Jenna said...

I completely know what you're saying. When some of our closest friends left us and moved up north about 2 years ago it was devastating! We still miss them dearly and feel that things aren't the same nor will they ever be.

On the flip side, my husband and I were both born here in Stuart (good ole' Martin Memorial) and love it here, but... we do feel like we could use a change at some point. We just can't imagine living in this same town we were born and raised in for the rest of our lives. But it's so hard to break away from friends and family. So very hard.

Sam said...

Would it be ok to say that I'm moving back? I miss it there so much.

Permission to Mother said...

Yes, you can say that you are moving back!

I really appreciate ALL the replies.

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