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05-28-2005, 04:55 PM
I'm still debating on whether or not to do my internship in the PC/Destin area next summer. I know I want to do it.....but know my parents will hate me going....even though I'll be 25!! LOL
Could some of you list the pros/cons of costal living?
The main reason they wouldn't want me to go is because they know I will want to stay!!
I used to live down there & have thought about moving back, but my Dad always said if you need to do any type of business then do it before 3 and forget about it on Fridays. So, it depends on the nature of it & if having a hangover would make the job unbarable. ;)
06-02-2005, 12:51 AM
Oh, my dearest Amy,
Before I get started, I should tell you that I had a doctors appt. today and he gave me a 5 minute lecture about living in the moment, not worrying about tomorrow, LIVE FOR TODAY!!! This is something I already knew. A few years ago, I went head to head with an 18 wheeler, and believe me.....that will make you live for the moment, every one being like it could be your last, and NOT living for anything or anyone else. If that doesn't do it for you, I"ll try to list a few pro v con.
Auto insurance is higher, but not much
Traffic is crazy, until you learn the backroads
Weather can sneak up on you without much warning
Gasoline prices are a bit higher than at my other home.
I swear, I can't think of anything else.
Most people here are exceptionally nice, patient, and helpful
Sunsets that will bring you to tears
In the 2 months I've been coming down here, I have not noticed or heard of a high crime rate
per an ad in the newspaper: "Bay County Hospital named to top 100 in the nation", (always a plus)
Almost everyone that I have met are also transplants, meaning that they understand you when you get here, and will be helpful. They've all been in your shoes!!!
You are surrounded with military protection: Eglin Air Base in Destin, and Tyndall Air Base in PC
Rent is only high if you get close to the beach, otherwise, it's on par with any other town. Same for groceries and other commodities.
Let me sleep on this one.....I may have a list a mile long for you tomorrow!!! :) But,the bottom line is, do what YOU want. You're parents will understand. You never know when a Peterbilt is coming around the corner!!!!!
06-02-2005, 07:41 AM
So, when I finally get brave enough to make the move....are you going to hook me up with a nice POLITE southern gentleman (with a nice boat!)? LOL
What type of internship are you in? If it pays decent you can do fairly well living on the beach. I worked for one of the cable companies starting at 10.00/hr (I was eventually making 15/hr and actually building a savings) and was able to live comfortably at Paddock Club Apts which is a nice place at a reasonable price. And close to the beach!
Having kids of my own I know how much I want them to enjoy life and experience different options while they are young. My bet is that your parents will surprise you with how they take your news.
Remember too that you may live there a while and decide that there are some things you miss that you didn't consider and you can always move back.
At least you won't ever have to look back when it's too late and say, "man, I never tried (sigh)".
06-02-2005, 03:24 PM
Thanks for the motivation!
I am a Veterinary Technology student at Morehead State University in Kentucky. I hope to get to do my internship down there somewhere!!
06-02-2005, 11:32 PM
First of all, listen to Bob...he sounds pretty smart!!!
Second of all.... nice southern gentlemen are hard to come by. I met mine in my driveway, then screamed obscenities at him for 15 minutes. 5 years later, he married me. LOL
But, if a date you need, then I can hook you up!!!
Can I ask you a question? If you really want to be here, what's really stopping you? I have to say the biggest lesson that I learned in my move was that I could've, should've, done this years ago. I had this crazy idea that I had to be near the family, that they couldn't live without me, that someone would get mad or get their feelings hurt. Then....a Peterbilt crossed path's with me, and I started looking at things a bit differently. It would be 3 more years before I moved to PCB, and turns out, I could have done this YEARS ago. I regret waiting. What will you regret?
06-03-2005, 09:12 AM
There are 2 things holding me back. My family, because I know it will crush them. And, now don't laugh, My horses. I know I can't afford to board them in FL, not right away anyway. And honestly, its not worth it to board them. 2 of them are lame and the other is just 6 weeks old. But I will never sell them....not my two old men anyway...maybe the baby.
I gotta run....we're leaving for PC in the morning, and I got a million things to get done this afternoon!!
I know this trip to PC will just fuel my fire!
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