I grew up in Puerto Rico, where the weather is hot, muggy, and rains almost every day. I miss the beautiful flowers, beaches, and using shorts. That’s one of the reasons I would like to move south. For me the south is any place below North Dakota, where we don’t have the cold, freezing rain, and snow.

We don’t know exactly where we’re going, however Arizona, Colorado, or Texas sounds pretty good.  We have a few years to decide and whatever decision we make, it will be better than the cold long winter. North Dakota will always be my home the place where I raise my children and saw the births of my grandkids, but it’s time to run from this weather and pack our bags.



Daily Post: South


After an amazing week visiting my daughter in Mesa, Arizona I’m back home. I fell in love with the place and the warm weather was a plus. On Saturday, we visited the Phoenix Zoo and expend the afternoon walking and enjoying the view. From the zoo you can see the mountains and the beauty of nature.  It was the perfect view.

Since 94’ North Dakota has been my home and I love it, however the cold weather has been tough on us. For the last couple of years my hubby and I have been planning, retirement and where we should go. We are debating into a few places Colorado and Arizona is one of them.

Two years ago my daughter decided to move to Ft. Pierce Florida. I went to visit and I wasn’t to impress. It was close from the beach; however the weather was too humid. My daughter insisted that I should move closer to her and with a smile I bless my daughter and my two granddaughters and I went back home. Personally I didn’t like it and for my daughter, she moves back to North Dakota three months later.

In January, she receives the opportunity to finish her college studies in Arizona and lucky enough she got a transfer from her job. She leaves her two girls with us until she gets a house also giving them a chance to finish the school year. She invites us for a spring break and guesses what I love it. The place is beautiful and the weather isn’t humid.

I imagine myself walking downtown with my hubby and enjoying the weather. After a week in Mesa and visiting their surroundings, I’m positive we’re going to retire and move to Arizona. I find it at one of the most beautiful place on Earth.

Phoenix Zoo


Daily Post: Earth

If you Leave

I’ve moved several times, leaving behind family and friends. My husband and I enjoy traveling to different and beautiful places, however the hard part was saying goodbye to friends. My kids didn’t like leaving their school and starting all over again. Our last stop was North Dakota twenty years ago and it has been a blessed. We got jobs we both loves and my children ended with good friends, a good education, and jobs they enjoy it.

What it’s next for us? We are planning to work for a few more years and then “retire land”. Our plan is to make one last moved. We are thinking going to Colorado or Arizona, buy a small house and enjoy retirement.

North Dakota is a wonderful place to live, raise a family, with lots of job opportunities (the oil is blooming up here). However we can’t handle the cold anymore. Every year the winter shows in early and it stays too long. Brrrr!

Yes, I’m ready to move for the last time. The kids are excited about our plans.




Life is a series of beginnings and endings. We leave one job to start another; we quit cities, countries, or continents for a fresh start; we leave lovers and begin new relationships. What was the last thing you contemplated leaving? What were the pros and cons? Have you made up your mind? What will you choose?