Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Find Your Spot...

...yeah, yeah, get your heads out of the gutter, you dirty-minded women!
I'm talking about your spot in the U.S.; the place that makes the most sense for you to call home!

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Those of you who know me like to tease me about how nomadic I am. And one of you especially likes to joke that I must be in the witness protection program. (thank you, Alicia!) Oh, and another one of you (ahem...Candice) calls me your 'grass is always greener' friend. Whatever the reason may be, I don't think I've yet found 'my spot.'

There's certainly a part of me that wonders how we could ever leave this gorgeous place we have most recently called home. I mean, how many people can look out their windows--almost any of their windows--any see the ocean as the view on the horizon? It's beautiful, serene, calming, and just plain awe-inspiring. And yet, I don't see this as the end-all, be-all of spots for my family. It's just so expensive to live here, and because we have children, it makes sense that we should care about the type of education and the recreational activities available to them. Unfortunately, those things don't necessarily add up.

There's this great web site I've known about for years and revisit when I'm getting that itch. It's called, surprisingly (!) Find Your Spot. Take the quiz...see what it says about you. I mean, the power of suggestion is likely pretty valuable here, but still. I've been talking about Portland, Oregon a lot lately and how it kind of makes sense to me to be our next (and possibly final) spot.
Oddly enough, Portland, Oregon was the top spot that the quiz generated for me! Here are my top spots:

1. Portland, Oregon
2. Eugene, Oregon
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
4. Little Rock, Arkansas (My whole family is from there...hell, no, is this girl moving to Little Rock!)
5. Santa Cruz, California
6. Valencia, California
7. Corvallis, Oregon
8. Salem, Oregon
9. Santa Barbara, California
10. Ventura, California

So I think I'm on the right path...just maybe not quite there yet.

Where's your spot? Be sure to share in the comments section of this blog...I'd love to hear!

P.S. The other half just took the quiz, too, and though most of the others were quite different from mine, his number one was Portland as well. Hmmmm????


Amber said...

Well you know that quiz was going to be something I would do! How fun! I loved it. I got:
1. Portland
2. Little Rock
3. Baltimore
4. Providence
5. Albuquerque
6. Hartford
7. New Haven
8. Worcestor
9. Eugene
10. Seattle

Debbie said...

Let's start a giant movement to get people to Portland then! Of course, then everyone who is native to Portland will hate us and call us names ;)
Keep 'em coming...I'm interested to see what everyone comes up with! And what's with this push for Little Rock?

gwendomama said...

i vote for santa cruz. move to santa cruz. we can be best friends and mock everyone who snubs us. it will RAWK.