As you know, I’m gathering stories for a book with the working title “Where’s Home?”
I know whereof I write: I am a native Nova Scotian who has enjoyed the snowbird life in Florida for over 12 years. I just sold my Florida place on March 1, and will be back home in NS by spring. Forever. I haven’t seen snow falling since early 2011, and I do miss it. I have a lovely home in NS and am looking forward to being there year round. I have lovely friends, family and interests in NS and am looking forward to seeing them year round.
Sure, I’ve enjoyed Florida. I’ll miss most of the weather (don’t care for tornado warnings or hot and humid days anywhere), the fabulous sports and cultural activities, and all my friends there.
But I’ve found it hard to really BE in two places. So I’ve chosen home.
Here are two photos: my final evening at home in Nova Scotia last fall, and one of my final evenings in Florida this week. Which would you choose?