NaBloPoMo: Day 2
I decided to use NaBloPoMo’s prompt for the day asking “If you could live anywhere, where would it be?”
I live in Canada and I love it. It is such a glorious country. I was born and raised in Calgary, AB and it is where I have decided to reside with my husband. Calgary can be an expensive place to live, but also very rewarding. We are lucky enough to have the lowest tax on goods & services in the country. We are an hour away from the Rocky Mountains. Our healthcare is government funded and we have insurance if there is anything not covered. We don’t get hurricanes or tornadoes or earthquakes. We have every opportunity in this wonderful city and country.
However, I really hate the weather. I am more of a hot and sunny weather type person. I hate the snow and cold, yet we seem to have a winter climate for 2/3 of the year. After so many years, of course I have gotten used to it, but it doesn’t mean I like it.
Part of me would love to move somewhere to the USA. As a Weight Watcher I love to travel to the states for their low fat and healthy food options. They seem to have so many more cool products then we do. It is also so much cheaper to shop in the states. The closest state to us is Montana and there is no sales tax there, which is even better. My mom and I take road trips at least twice a year to the states and we always come home with a ton of great things. Food, clothes, movies and so much more. I would love to have all these things right at my fingertips all the time. Everything is based out of the states and shipping costs would be very low compared to shipping to Canada. Being closer to Disneyland would be totally awesome too!! An ideal place I’d choose to move would be any of the southern states as the weather would be nicer.
However, look at what Hurricane Sandy just did the the states. I feel so fortunate that nothing like that ever happens in Calgary. Plus, private healthcare in the USA is horrible, from what I’ve heard. Health options just aren’t what they are in Calgary. Food, clothing and novelties are something, but personal safety and health are more important.
The more and more I think about it, the answer is really clear. I love where I live and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I love Calgary and I am happy that I will be able to raise a family and grow old here.