My wife and I have been on STX, full time residents for over two years now. Like many others, we went back & forth to the states for several years before the “big move” down. Perhaps only 2+ years in still has us in the “honeymoon” stage?
Were leaving later today to visit family in several different states, a hectic, strategically planned trip involving long road trips and several flights over the course of nearly three weeks. As much as I look forwards to seeing everyone, and cruising down real highways, I find the thought of loosing my morning view and the serenity of my one acre parcel of paradise difficult to bear.
As others affirm on a regular basis on this forum, living here has its challenges, but I still feel the positives far outweigh the negatives. I am now a firm believer in the affects of ones surroundings/environment. I’m a far calmer, more outgoing, happier person than I used to be. So with that being said, I will miss my new island home, unlike New York, which I never missed leaving. Which brings me to consider if I’ll look forward to travel in the future less and less. After all, when one already “lives” in paradise, where else is there to go?