If I Could Live Anywhere…

Sunset over Denver, Colorado

Whenever I travel, I find myself wondering what it would be like to live in that city. This week, I’ve been in Denver, Colorado. The temperature has been perfect, it feels like fall, the people here are great, and the sunsets – like the one above – are AMAZING. I love the mountains. I’ve enjoyed being here.

But the more I travel, the more I miss the comforts of home. Sure, Houston is still entirely too hot for fall, so it makes it hard to get in to the Thanksgiving and then Christmas spirit. And there are no mountains. I can’t see the sunset from my house most days. But I love living in the Heights. I love living close to my parents. I love my friends in Houston. I love our restaurants. I love that we have a large airport and it is pretty easy to get almost anywhere. I love that Galveston, while not some exotic beach, is still close to home and I can visit the water.

So as much as I love to dream about where else I could live (and it almost always involves being further north with cooler temperatures – Seattle, Denver, Calgary, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston all come to mind), for now? Houston is home, and I’m happy there.

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Let me know in the comments! If you want to renovate or build a new gate on your property such as home or in the office, purchase here at gates beechboro they are expert on creating and building modern gates and fence.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

3 replies on “If I Could Live Anywhere…”

Good question. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when I was 21, and then, THIS was “where I wanted to live”. The weather here is generally 60-70 degrees and there’s so much to do. Now that we’ve been here for 7 years, I dream of moving back to the Midwest near my husband’s parents in Minneapolis (and only three hours from my family and old friends.) I love that town – it’s progressive and artistic yet still has that trademark Midwestern air. Don’t know if I could do winter again, though. But I miss a place where people are nice to each other and there’s more green space for dogs and potential children. Oh, and that’s affordable – buying a house here is sickening.

Islay. It’s the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland. It is 239 square miles, has only villages – about 6 of them – about 3,000 people total. Many of the highways between villages are one lane roads. It is unspoiled. Most of the land is unfenced – herds of sheep wander wherever – people are as free to hike as the sheep are to wander. Just put on your Wellingtons and head on out. It is picturesque both in its landscape and its architecture. Artists come there for the light. Weather permeates everyone’s life. Stars are visible from your doorstep – you don’t have to drive 30 miles to get away from metropolitan light pollution. I admit this would be an impractical decision. It’s way too far from my sons and their families. It’s way too far from medical care more complex than general practice. But if an island can have a soul, Islay has one. Like Caledonia, it calls you, which is understandable, since Caledonia is Scotland.

Jeez, tough question! I have never been there, but my grandfather’s family comes from London (or close to it), and I’ve always wanted to try living in England (and visiting Wales, Ireland, Scotland, etc.). The other place, that actually sounds like it might work for us, is… AUSTRALIA!!! Yep, hubby has family there (his parents are, in fact, packing and moving back there for good – yes, they are from Australia). So, there you have it. “If you could live anywhere, where would you live?” Great Britain, or Australia.

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