A guest post from "NADINE'S MOVE TO CHANGE"
Adventures in Conquering Fear and Starting My New Life
Presently, I live approximately 2 miles away from the town in which I was born, grew up, got married, got divorced, bought a home and had spent my 35-year career. I have had the same doctors, dentists, attorney, and veterinarian forever. (That veterinarian, Jo, is also one of my best friends). I have worked for two of the area’s largest 3 or 4 employers. Many of my high school buddies still live in this area and I see them more than one might think. It is rare that I can go somewhere and not run into someone I know. I am, therefore, a typical New Englander, at least as far as the change issue is concerned. I read somewhere once that New Englanders are the least likely people in the country to relocate. We generally don’t venture out too far from home base for long. We measure driving distances in time, not miles. Visiting a friend who lives 45 minutes away is akin to taking an overnight trip somewhere – it takes a lot of planning. I thought perhaps it was just us older folks who are like this, but yesterday, my 20 something dental hygienist told me that she could not talk her friends into visiting her college friends in Maine. Don’t get me wrong – we do travel. It’s just that people in other parts of the country seem to be more …well….spontaneous about their excursions. I’m not sure what it is about us.
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