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Cakes. 1 child; Michigan 2679 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" they dont "have desire" to leave their "hometown" ...? that is absolutely ridiculous. ive NEVER met ... [snip!] ... or at the very least had one place they wanted to go.... your friends are pathetic! what is so great about this hometown?"


Not really my friends, just people I know and talk to on occasion. But yeah, I agree. Nothing is great about this place, it has a population of 16,000 and there is absolutely NOTHING to do. I mean, it's not THAT bad, but it's definitely nothing so special that you should want to spend all of your days here. One person in particular is my SIL. I swear she has an acute case of agoraphobia.



Another weird thing is that the people the DO move out of here, always end up back. It's like a f**king black hole haha. I dunno, maybe it's different for me because I haven't lived here my whole life, and don't have family here. Most of the people in this town have all of their family here.

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" very true... there's a ton of ocean states. it doesnt take a lot of money to take a beach trip. i would LOVE to live on a beach, instead of just on the harbor. "


i lived in key largo which is only a mile wide my whole life... moved to miami in october & there's a state park a couple blocks from my house. it's nice, but i'm obviously not in awe with it bc i've lived around it forever.



snow on the other hand, i have never seen. LOL

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" i lived in key largo which is only a mile wide my whole life... moved to miami in october & there's ... [snip!] ... nice, but i'm obviously not in awe with it bc i've lived around it forever. snow on the other hand, i have never seen. LOL"


I f'ing hate snow! I think I still have some melting in my drive way right now......ugh..

one of each 4 me Due January 8; TTC since Mar 2014; 3 kids; Ohio 6198 posts
11th Mar '13

i have been to the atlantic ocean twice and the gulf of mexico once. my husband and kids saw the ocean for the first time last summer when we went on vacation.
i see lake erie all the time though since i used to work at a restaurant that was on the beach there and we go swimming there all the time and drive by it too

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" I f'ing hate snow! I think I still have some melting in my drive way right now......ugh.."


mail me some! i'd love to roll my fatass around in it lol.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" mail me some! i'd love to roll my fatass around in it lol."



It sucks to drive in, and makes me car all damn nasty with all the salt... Ick..

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" i lived in key largo which is only a mile wide my whole life... moved to miami in october & there's ... [snip!] ... nice, but i'm obviously not in awe with it bc i've lived around it forever. snow on the other hand, i have never seen. LOL"


Lucky. The Keys are beautiful. We have some gorgeous beaches in Massachusetts believe it or not. Also, my parents have a home in Marco Island, FL so I've grown up on those beaches as well. Loved every second of it! How do you like living in Miami? Must be different in being that you have a LOT more shopping choices!!!! :-)



I remember seeing once you saying you wanted to go to medical school? Is that still on the table? I have my bachelors degree in Nursing/Sociology and I have recently been considering taking my MCAT and possibly applying to medical school. Im just not sure I really want to make that educational commitment right now. Ugh. and of course there's no one else in that situation on BG to talk to! I have several real life friends who are my age and went straight from college to med school, and now they're all in their first year on residency. Really makes me kick myself and wish I had just done things the "right" way~!

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" Lucky. The Keys are beautiful. We have some gorgeous beaches in Massachusetts believe it or not. Also, ... [snip!] ... now they're all in their first year on residency. Really makes me kick myself and wish I had just done things the "right" way~!"


well i lived in key largo which is only like, 20 min from south miami so i was up here a lot anyway! lol i like miami better though just bc the keys are small & everyone is in your business. here, not so much.



i decided to go for midwifery instead of med school for a few reasons. i'm scared of physics, i can't work while in med school, and with midwifery i don't have to pay for malpractice insurance - i can work with an OB who has it and i'm covered. the work thing was a big deal though bc i am sick of having to rely on loans for my salary. midwives in miami make about 70-100k less/year but that doesn't matter to me bc it would have all went to insurance anyway. also, i won't be one of those home birthing midwives (nothing wrong with that, though). since i work with the OB i deliver in the hospital and do everything that i would normally do if i were the OB.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" You're very lucky! I wish I lived closer to something other than the Mississippi."


We are lucky but we do make a ton of sacrifices to live here, financially mostly.
I will never have a big yard, a lot of square footage, much privacy from neighbors, etc., etc. but we do have the beach.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31443 posts
12th Mar '13

I am so lucky to live on The Gulf of Mexico. I've had the pleasure of visiting the Pacific and Atlanic Oceans as well.
I couldn't imagine not being on the coast. I would probably feel depressed and landlocked.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31443 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting nutmeg.:" We are lucky but we do make a ton of sacrifices to live here, financially mostly. I will never have ... [snip!] ... I will never have a big yard, a lot of square footage, much privacy from neighbors, etc., etc. but we do have the beach."


It's the best backyard!

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
12th Mar '13

I couldn't imagine not living on the coast. I feel so trapped if I was landlockedp

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
13th Mar '13

I grew up literally a 30 second walk to the pacific ocean.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" well i lived in key largo which is only like, 20 min from south miami so i was up here a lot anyway! ... [snip!] ... that, though). since i work with the OB i deliver in the hospital and do everything that i would normally do if i were the OB."


i wrote you a super long response to that and lost the whole thing. im heated! i do want to talk to you though!

DisneyMommy 34 kids; Florida 6301 posts
13th Mar '13

Lived most of my adult life in the Florida Keys, so yeah. I love the ocean and could never live landlocked. The Keys dont have the best beaches though, but is still sooo beautiful to be surrounded by water.