I live in the southeast near the ocean, as well as I have been here most of our life.
I come from a family of Irish immigrants who all settled in this section a little over a century ago.
Despite each successive generation as well as all of the unique people throughout our substantial family tree, most of us have stayed in this small little community here in the south. I considered traveling far for college but opted to attend an in-state college where I’d be close enough to our family to visit consistently, while also paying less on tuition by avoiding out-of-state tuition rates. I just loathed the method of moving to a cold environment, too. You could call me a lizard at this point; I like the heat as well as I thrive in it. I certainly couldn’t imagine living in the opposite environment with sub zero Winter weather. The thought of it scares me to no end. When it got certainly cold for the third time this last Winter in just November, I knew I’d be in for a certainly cold season. By December, I was at the store looking for a space heater, something I thought would never happen as long as I stayed in this climate. But from the looks of it, the next coming Winter is projected to be as intense as last year, with record lows expected in several areas throughout the country. It’s self-explanatory to take for granted living in an section where the weather is so mild in the Winter that you can wear shorts as well as short sleeve shirts most afternoons with a jacket on at most to keep hot in the early afternoons.