Life of a Blogger | If you could live anywhere?

February 6, 2014 Life of a Blogger 46

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat. Each week Jessi chooses a topic (scheduled in advance) that’s not book related so we that we can get to know our fellow bloggers better – and to know more about them than just books. I’m thrilled to join in and I hope to participate every week from here on out. I hope you’ll join in too – check out the details here!

This week’s topic: If you could live anywhere?

I’ve been looking forward to this week’s topic since I first saw it, because I love to dream about living other places. The reality is I’m a homebody and wouldn’t want to live anywhere that my family wasn’t close. And when I say my family I mean: My boyfriend, his son, his son’s family (so my BF’s ex, her husband, her other two sons, her mom, and her little sister), my brother, my mom and dad, and then my closest friends – Jaime, Melissa, Stephanie, Trish, and Laura – who could bring their families along if they wanted LOL. Oh and we will NOT be leaving behind any pets – so my Buffy plus 8 dogs, 7 cats, and 3 fish. Yes, it’s one big family 🙂

Okay, so now that we’ve cleared up who will be living there (because who lives in a place is just as important as where you live) my dream location is: a private island! I know, I’m supposed to say a specific place probably – and let me tell you any place that gets HOT, has beach and water  and remote locations is a win in this scenario. So Hawaii wins. The entire Mediterranean coast wins (particularly Italy). Central America wins. The Caribbean islands win. Do you get the general theme here? Beautiful beaches!

Let me make an important distinction though. This is not what I consider a beautiful beach:

city beach

This is a CITY beach. Boo!

This is also not a beautiful beach for me:

crowded beach

This is a crowded beach! Even bigger BOO!

No. See for me, when I’m talking about living somewhere hot, near beach and water – one component is particularly important: remote location. This is my idea of a beautiful beach:

private beach

You notice an absence of buildings and people? Me too!

And this is why I say that, if I could live anywhere, it would be a private island. There’s nothing I would love more than to never have to deal with tons and tons of people. Don’t get me wrong – I love being connected to people, and this private island would obviously have the world’s fastest internet and all. It just wouldn’t be over run with traffic, noise, pollution, and all that yucky stuff that tends to come with large populations. It would be me, the people I love most, sunshine, water, and regular deliveries of life’s luxuries (like books, of course).

Guess I’m a bit of a dreamer. But if you could live anywhere, where would you live?


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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

46 Responses to “Life of a Blogger | If you could live anywhere?”

  1. Aradhaya Shah

    Stunning, that IS a major family haha! More is always better, isn’t that so?
    Yaaaapppiiii beache…. I adore the shorelines, and that last picture is completely beautiful!
    “wherever that gets HOT, has shoreline and water and remote areas is a win in this situation” YES I concur.I simply need somewhere warm,that is my first need!

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  4. Nina J. Kim

    As a writer I want to live in a small cottage near a sea shore but don’t want too much noise. It maybe uphill. So that I can do some long-boarding. That’s all.

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  7. jacop3c

    Gosh both places are so beautiful! And I do love to be outdoorsy actually. I just hate the cold so much :/ Though I’d make an exception for Grundy, Alaska. Thanks for the shearing…

  8. jacop3c

    I like this awesome post. The last beach picture really is the nicest. You’d have to have bookstores somewhere on that island though… Thanks for the shearing…

  9. Jessi

    Wow, that IS a big family haha! The more the merrier, right? 🙂

    YAY beaches! I loooove beaches, and that last picture is absolutely gorgeous!
    “any place that gets HOT, has beach and water and remote locations is a win in this scenario” YES I agree. I just want someplace warm, that’s my first priority!
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    • Berls

      This cold cold winter has made me realize just how much I hate the cold. I think I would take 120 degrees, complete with ridiculous humidity over this cold any day!

  10. Erin

    Hehe your “boos” are funny. The last beach picture really is the nicest. You’d have to have bookstores somewhere on that island though…

  11. Jennifer

    Well, I just finished ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, so right now, it’s Paris!

    But honestly, anywhere that I can see the ocean. I grew up in Virginia Beach and Hawaii, so being landlocked is a little like dying inside LOL. Fortunately I’m only a 3 hour drive from the beach now so not too bad!
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    • Berls

      Oh goodness I can’t express how jealous I am that you’ve lived in Hawaii! That would definitely be a place that I would love to live. I struggle being landlocked now, but it would be much harder if I’d had a chance to live someplace like that. Paris wouldn’t be too bad either lol 😉

    • Berls

      I agree, I think I’d make sure that my private island was a quick boat ride away from a major area so that I could not be totally isolated. Plus, a few days in the city would remind me why I wanted to be so far away lol

    • Berls

      I love the beach most, but my second choice would definitely be mountains – so gorgeous. And with a lake, it’s a total win.

    • Berls

      LOL yeah I guess a private island could be a wee-bit creepy. I’m thinking still really close to civilization, just possible to get away from it all and keep it away from me.

  12. Joanna V

    You had me at lack of people, haha. That’s part of the reason I probably couldn’t live IN a big city. I’m fine living minutes away from LA (about an hour with traffic). But no closer. I’m good!
    I can totally understand wanting family with you – and close friends. I don’t think any imaginary home would be complete without that. And for the record that beach is beautiful. I would not mind having that view every day.
    And the books are a must. No matter where I end up, I totally need my own library.
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    • Berls

      LOL seriously – I love people, as long as I can get away from them! And yeah, there’s no place good enough to take me away from my books 🙂

  13. A Voracious Reader

    A private island would be fantastic! I’d live there with you! 😀 I think for practical purposes, I will say somewhere out west that is sparcely populated where I can grow my own food and build a green home that runs on renewable energy. Of course, a must-have is the internet. Maybe a T1 (or better) connection since I’ll be so remote. lol
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    • Berls

      Growing your own food is definitely practical. I’ve always wanted to live someplace where I could have my own garden come to think of it. Hmm – since this is totally imaginary, can I have a private island fit for crops lol?

    • Berls

      Gosh both places are so beautiful! And I do love to be outdoorsy actually. I just hate the cold so much :/ Though I’d make an exception for Grundy, Alaska. There’s a certain diner I’d love to eat at there lol

  14. Jessica

    So this may be lame, but I got bombarded last week (a couple of weeks ago?) with those buzzfeed What City Should You Actually Live In? (real and fictional versions) quizzes and based on those I should live in Paris, Cloud City (from Star Wars), or Atlantis.

    If you can have a private island paradise, I can have Atlantis (or Cloud City) 🙂
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  15. Franny

    I agree with you, Berls! I hate overcrowded places, so I totally approve your choices! A private island sounds tempting, but it wouldn’t have to be a permanent accommodation, though. The idea of being completely isolated from the rest of the world gives me the chills… 🙂
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    • Berls

      yeah, I could see that. I would have it be a private island close to a major area that I could visit regularly I think. I should amend that LOL

    • Berls

      That’s my problem. I want a beach without having to fight tons of people to enjoy it. Plus, I love silence and people are loud usually.

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