Why do I keep obsessing about this?
Hello friends. I thought I would reach out for some advice.
My retirement is good. But over the past few years, I've wanted to move back to where I grew up. That would require a move to another state. A state with pretty bad winters. But the countryside is beautiful, hills, rivers, lakes.
Presently I'm living in a large city where you can find anything you want. Great medical, outstanding food. Been here for 50 years, but never felt this was my home, just a place to work.
If I move back to where I grew up, I wouldn't have any friends, and would have to start over from ground zero. But I always felt, or at least think I felt, that it was my home. My family is all gone, passed on. Friends are mostly passed on too. So there is nothing keeping me here anymore, except that my parents are buried here.
Where I live now is expensive, way too large, almost impossible to go downtown due to huge traffic, crime, etc. If I move back to where I grew up, its a mid-size city, but it has a lot of crime. And doesn't offer near as many amenities as where I live now.
So anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, comments or insights, please let me know.