30-Day Writing Challenge: Day 5
5. A place you would live but have never visited
It sounds a bit ridiculous. Would you live somewhere you’ve never at least visited first?
Truth is, I’ve done it. Twice.
I moved to Boston sight unseen for grad school. My thought was I’d only be there a couple years at most, so what did it matter? I ended up living there for 12 years. (Well, six years in Boston and six in the suburbs.)
And then I moved to California also without ever having set foot in the state. That was 3+ years ago. But I do really love it here anyway.
So is there anywhere else I would move without having visited first? A foreign country. I’ve always, always wanted to live abroad. I’ve been to a lot of places I’d love to live, though, so I have to think about someplace I haven’t been but might live. Australia, New Zealand . . . Maybe Japan. Hawaii? Not foreign but I’m sure it would be lovely (if expensive) to live there.
I’d move to the French or English countryside, or to Ireland or Scotland given the chance. I’ve been to France and England, of course, but mostly in the cities, so I figure the countryside counts as somewhere I haven’t visited.