| June 11, 2016 |
Born and raised as a New Yorker on Long Island (“STRONG” Island), I never imagined life without snow. I became curious as to how the southerners lived in a magical land with warm weather year-round, surrounded by palm trees and gorgeous beaches. When I ventured to South Florida for an internship during my doctorate program in Physical Therapy, I knew I’d love living in the Sunshine State from January to March. However, I didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming need to return. After finishing school and working for a few months, opportunity STRUCK and I was given the key to escape my comfortable life in New York and live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, and drink the wild air.
From April 2015 to May 2016, I lived in South Florida amongst other escapees of the cold weather. On my solo venture (most of my family/friends live in New York), I grew exponentially in my independence and understanding of self (connecting to my deeper desires, needs, and being completely comfortable with who I am). I also explored a ton – seeing parts of Florida that life-long residents leave untouched.
I’d love to share with you some of my favorite spots, local adventures, and realizations during my time in South Florida. I’m BURSTING with tons to share! Stay tuned for topics such as:
How I Fell in Love With South Florida
Why I Left South Florida
Driving in South Florida
Coast to Coast, Sunrise to Sunset
Checked Off My Bucket List
My Favorite Cafés
Grand Finale: Line Dancing Adventure
When I Return to South Florida
More importantly, PLEASE comment on what you’d like to learn! I’ll be happy to share any topics. I spent most of my time in: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boca Raton, Delray, and the Florida Keys.
My time in South Florida was truly special, and I’d like to thank everyone who made it so memorable. I’m looking forward to sharing my reflections on my time in South Florida with all of you.
With love and gratitude,