I'm 2-2.5 hrs from the coast. It's the west coast, so there's almost always a ridable wave nearby, but the water is freezing. I liked it better when I lived in florida, but then it was flat for weeks at a time and I'm conveniently forgetting about the hoards of roaches and mosquitoes...but I digress.
whatever you do, I would take the parents/relatives out of the equation. You've been right there with them for 14+ years and you'll still be within relatively close driving distance wherever you go (in fla). Sounds to me, now's your chance to move where you want...before you get really stuck. You've been in the same place long enough and it appears you're ready to move on, and up
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Thread: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
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Jun 19, 2013, 05:56 PM #12
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Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!
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Jun 19, 2013, 07:49 PM #17Senior Member
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Stay where you are but keep your options open for the right job and location, it sounds like there's plenty of time to make the move.
I live 15 minutes away from the beach here in Jax, and I'm trying to get closer, like looking at out of my window close, so I won't ever have to rely on cams ever again. I actually have my eyes set on a place in Melbourne sometime down the road if everything falls into place.
Do it before you have or start thinking about kids, once that happens, you can forget it, or it will be 100 times harder.
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Jun 19, 2013, 08:25 PM #20
I live on the ocean. Will never move inland, I don't care what "boss" I enter a nuptial with. There is nothing, I repeat nothing, like sitting on your porch before bed and listening to the ocean talk to you as you see the clearest sky you've ever seen and you smell salt water. Well, that is until you see the sun rise on said ocean. Nothing like it. You can waste away to a skeleton and be content with that view. I type this on my phone as I lay on my porch swing that gives me a permanence these beach denizens in front of me dream of but don't realize they can have too. We can have anything we want.
Onto the surfing. I'm a mile from a more than adequate beach break and 30-45 minutes from several more if I get bored of the home break. I've done dawn patrol each day this week and while we are in the summer swell (lack of) there was still a solid 30 minutes of couple footers clean enough to have fun on since I timed the tides right. Wake up, grab board, step into liquid 5-8 minutes later. Eat breakfast, shower, start the rest of your day. By that time, everything else is a bonus. And we haven't even talked about the days it's cranking and you can get out 2-3 times in a day without lost time from driving.
I know what you mean when you talk about commitment. I've gone anywhere for the things I love. When you can bring them into your habitat is when the afterlife becomes an extension of the present.