I’ve always loved reading periodicals from outside my own region. In high school, I read British mags during my Anglophile phase, and in my 20’s I read in the locally produced newspaper from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Lakota Sioux reservations in South Dakota (I had it mailed to Delaware).
Lately, I’ve been reading Sunset, a magazine whose tagline is ‘how to live in the west’, and it really makes me dream about moving to the west. The Mr. and I are kinda kicking the idea around for when Indie Fixx Jr. is done with college. The Pacific Northwest, the Southwest, Southern Cali and the Bay Area seem really appealing for different reasons. We are throwing Austin, Tempe, Portland around, and anywhere in California we think we could afford…which isn’t much. The natural beauty and cultural aspects of these places make them really appealing and reading Sunset and looking at all the photos makes me long for them in a totally fantastical what-if kind of way. I’m not sure that I could actually do it, move away from my family, but the more I read Sunset the more I want to take some vacations and explore the idea.
What about you, are you dreaming of moving? Is it a reality? Is it something that you will relegate to your wishful thinking world?