Moving Away From Friends And Family

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Moving away from Friends and Family
The idea of moving to a different state or country can be terrifying for most people. I know for me it was. I was born and raised in New Jersey and had a decent job. Life was going great for me; at least that is what I thought. I had a lot of friends and family that had been around me my whole life. Moving away from all of this was not an option for me, until I got married and had children. By the time my daughter hit five years old, I was rushed to make a decision that would change my life forever. I had to decide whether I wanted her to go to school in New Jersey or Key West. This meant leaving my friends and family behind, and somehow depriving my children from growing up around their family.
Somehow the idea hopped into my husband’s head that he wanted to move. One day, out of nowhere, he came home with the crazy idea of wanting to move to Key West. At first, I thought it was just a crazy idea and that was never going to happen. We had a good life in New Jersey, and everything seemed to be going well. Why move? I kept thinking to myself. He had his own business, and he was not going to leave that behind. I thought our lives were perfect in New Jersey, and we did not need to change anything about it. Time passed by, and our second child was born. I said to myself “for sure now we are never going to move”. Oh my, was I wrong! That day came faster than I wished for.
As time went on, this idea was not just a thought anymore. It
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