I know it has been awhile since I posted. Life has been a bit hectic with a new grandbaby in the home. I wanted to take the time to tell you a story about why I moved to Atlanta from Indiana. To be clear, Indiana was not my original home either. I was raised in New Jersey. Then I spent several years travelling for a door-to-door sales company that took me all over the United States. After five years of doing that, I settled down in Michigan and a few years later moved to Indiana.
I went through a bad marriage and an even worse divorce. Some time after my divorce, I met a wonderful man online. We used to chat daily and eventually exchanged phone numbers. It did not take me long to fall in love with this amazing man. The only problem was that he lived in Atlanta, and I was almost 800 miles away in Indiana. After a few months, he travelled to visit me in Indiana. We spent an amazing week together. We got to know each other on a deeper level and my kids had a chance to meet and spend time with him. He was a big hit with my kids, but he eventually had to go home.
To say saying goodbye to him was hard is an understatement. I was a total wreck. In fact, I cried the entire day until I dropped him off at the airport. The man that I was deeply in love with was just too far away. I could not take it, so I looked into moving closer to him. Come tax time, I packed up my home and headed south. When I pulled my Uhaul out of my old driveway, there was 18 inches of snow on the ground, but I was ready to go no matter the weather conditions.
Moving to Atlanta was a culture shock for me. I went from pretty much living among the Amish, horse and buggys and all y’all, to living in a very Urban area. I went from having Walmart as our only form of entertainment to having too much to do. Atlanta has everything! There is the Georgia Aquarium, the Coco-Cola place, parks that often host parties and concerts, the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, and SunTrust Park which is home of the Atlanta Braves. There are art, puppet, and science centers perfect for kids. There are bars and clubs for adults. Places like the Hard Rock Cafe and the Daquiri Factory are just a couple of places you can go on a Friday or Saturday night. I even found this place called The Vortex. It is a bar and grill that has the most amazing drinks and food. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed with the amount of things we could do around here.
Then, there are the people. There are so many people from so many amazing backgrounds. However, if you are looking to move out this way, you want to be sure to do plenty of research on the neighborhoods. To say that some neighborhoods are bad is an understatement. But, do not fret, there are plenty of great neighborhoods to move into as well. If you are looking for a great way to find Atlanta Homes For Sale, you can do so HERE.
For me, the best part of living down here is not having to deal with huge snow storms that bury my car in several feet of snow. The winters here are very mild. We might get an inch of snow througout the entire season. Day time temperatures are usually in the 50s and drop to the 30s at night. Summers get hot. They do call it HotLanta for a reason. The humidity can get to you, but there are plenty of public pools and splash pads to keep cool at through the hottest parts of the year.
Overall, Atlanta is a great place to live if you find the right area. There are some really great schools for you kids. The area is rich in history and culture, and there is so much to do. You won’t be disappointed. And, that is all I gotta say about that <-- in my Forrest Gump voice.
Tizzy Says… Life begins at the end of your comfort zone