What’s special about Boise, Idaho? Seven weeks is enough to get an amazingly good sense of the place, and to discover the answers to that question for myself.
At the beginning of my stay my sister visited for a few days; and my husband adventured with me for almost two weeks. Soon after I was there alone, and my solo Boise adventure began.
Our previous visits to Boise and the surrounding area and states have led us to grow very found of the west. Our niece and her family live in Boise, and other family visit regularly. So it’s a logical relocation choice to consider as Phillip nears retirement from his traditional job. We’re longing for a big life change, and a move west will certainly do it!
I, however, am not interested in retiring for many years, and practicing interior design and landscape design in a whole new environment, climate, and aesthetic is a very exciting prospect! Retirement will be short-lived for Phillip as he will be a key part of the FORM & FUNCTION is Boise, Idaho.
You see, Phillip and I have always lived in the South—Georgia and Virginia. It’s funny, we’ve lived in Richmond, Virginia since marriage, and we just celebrated 40 years together! In the early days we thought we’d be in RVA two or so years and be transferred and on our way. Life had other plans however, and here we are, still.
Some people enjoy living in the same place their whole lives. I’ve always feel the urge to move, and that shows up in many areas of my life. Maybe I have commitment issues, but after 40 years of marriage and life in the same place, I really don’t think so. It’s just time.
One reason I feel compelled to leave the south is my personal maladjustment to heat and humidity. Summers in the south can be brutal, although I have a few friends that actually like the heat. Life would be easier if I could just will that for myself. Since I was a child, the hot and humid southern climate has been very tough on me and our garden. I also love snow, in moderate doses, and the south is obviously lacking in that category.
Major life changes are, without a doubt, unnerving. We have two + happening simultaneously. Calling on faith and trusting our gut instincts is the course now. Our focus is to take all the necessary actions, believe in a benign universe, and allow the story to unfold naturally. Although this post didn’t start out to be a story about our move, it’s evolving that way.
Next, what makes Boise so appealing?
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