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Warmth

23 Feb

I am flying high as a kite right now! This was my first winter in North Carolina, and its been an extremely mild winter.  I think the universe was trying to break me in slowly. After all, I am a “Floridiot”-the term of the North Carolinians.

So, back to the reason I’m flying high. It was 70 degrees today!! 70 degrees at the end of February in the mountains! As soon as i got home from work, which is at 2 p.m., I threw on a tank, shorts and my beloved flip-flops. I plopped my chair in the middle of the yard and soaked up the warmth of the beautiful sunshine.  I even got a bit of a tan!

I don’t think I really realized how much I missed the sun and the warmth.  Now, let me explain a few things. I hate being hot. When I say hot I mean walking outside and instantly sweating, a lot like what happens when you walk outside when you live in Florida.  It is not pleasant at all. I just like being warm and comfortable. Don’t get me wrong I like the cold.  I love winter clothes and hats and scarfs, just not doom and gloom cold. Give me some sun and 32 degrees and I’m a happy camper. Although if you give me 70 degrees and a nice breeze, I’m happy as a pig in sh**!

Needless to say, im ecstatic and in a very good mood. Hopefully it will continue through my weekend!

North Carolina…Home Sweet Home

20 Feb

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I moved to North Carolina. Asheville, North Carolina more specifically. Best. Decision. Ever. If you have never been to Asheville stop everything you are doing and start planning a trip (after you finish reading my blog of course!). Seriously though, the Asheville area has so much to offer from hiking and rafting to breweries and hippy drum circles.

The decision to move was a quick and easy one to make.  I decided on May 26, 2011 to move and left Tampa just over a month later on July 1st, 2011. Here’s how crazy I am…

When I decided to move I had no job or home to go to.  I had been in touch with a couple who were renting a house in exchange for work on their farm, but that was the only connection I had made.  I figured it was going to be 4th of July weekend and I could camp for a little while and take a mini vacation before I really had to start job/house hunting.  I camped for 5 days, met with the couple on the farm and moved in on the 6th day. Three days later, I had a job as a nanny. Who gets that lucky???? Me, apparently.  I have never been so happy or at peace in my whole life. I finally feel like I have found home, and even though my family is still in Tampa and I miss them all the time, I would rather be here on my own than in Tampa feeling lost and out-of-place.

Did I mention that I had never even stepped foot in the state of North Carolina before moving here? I’ve never even driven through the state. Crazy, I know.  It was almost like throwing a dart at a map and fate said “Chloe, Asheville will be your home forever”. I’m crazy in love!

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