I've had many comments on facebook about my move to Fort Worth--most are very supportive and think it is a good idea.
And--then---there was the comment about having a home in two places at once. Go West and rent an apartment---travel between the two towns--see if I like it. Sounded like a wonderful plan--but the expense of two households is not particularly financially wise.
Among the reasons I will move is knowing that there will come a day when I will need some help---unless some fool runs over me and I become a grease spot on the road. LET ME DIGRESS FOR A MOMENT----on our long run this AM---I am wearing a vest with strobe lights that you couldn't miss from a mile down the road. STILL with NO traffic and 4 lanes that provide plenty of room to move to---SOME are inclined to not only NOT move over one inch-but actually move toward you. I am going to look into the legality of wearing a holster with a 6 shooter on my runs----I might feel the need to occasionally take it out and wave it around---just saying --You can't be TOO CAREFUL!
OK--sorry for the rant---still fresh on my mind--after this morning's 8 mile jaunt!
ANYWAY---as I was saying--I am moving knowing that the day will come when my children may need to make decisions about my care--or I may need some help. HOPE NOT--would love to go like my grandmother--a stroke raking the yard--but we have no guarantees. I would like to be able to make new (but keep the old) friends and get established in the area. Find a church, find volunteer work to do, and find a group to run/ride/exercise with. I am still in good physical condition---so now is the time.
I had another comment that new beginnings were overrated and I should go visit my children for a few weeks/months and then travel to Europe and pamper myself. Not sure what planet the one that made that comment lives on--but the planet I live on does not allow extravagant spending-- AND my children would be ready to put me away if they had me in their houses for extensive visits--frankly I can be a bit much---Those that are not driven--don't really appreciate us that are.
SO---it's daunting---I am just beginning to do all the research---but I am moving.