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:
This is also not a beautiful beach for me:
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:
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?