Travel vs. Moving

I love to travel, which is probably a good thing, because I’ve spent all my life moving, from one place to another. I’m going to give the short blog, list version of my travels….

Long Island to Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale to Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids to Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh to Manila, Phillippines [a side trip to see the Pope and visit distant family there]–a once in a lifetime opportunity that I earned by writing an essay. Paid-for-trip by the Knights of Columbus… I always stick a dollar in their Tootsie Roll fundraising. πŸ˜€

In here, I travelled the country with a mission group, stopping in many states of the western side of the United States–MN, WI, KS, OK, TX, NM, CA, CO…

Pittsburgh to Fairfax, VA

Fairfax to Steubenville, OH [for college, where I got married]

Steubenville to Denver, CO [for husband’s post-grad]

Denver to Steubenville, OH [back to our old stomping ground to start off “real life”] ***also where I started writing!!

Steubenville to Fairfax, VA [where we lived with my parents and husband studied for the CPA exam]

Fairfax to Decatur, IL

….and then we joined the ARMY! haha.

Moving vs. Travelling

There are always two sides of the moving coin. The excitement of starting off new, of tweaking behavior, trying something different. And the sadness of leaving friends and family behind. I think what I love about moving around so much is the chance to grow more roots, make new friends. Find something different to make my life fuller. Maybe the truth is…I’m not much of a traveller at all. I like being home. Maybe that’s why I’m destined to move so much.

Now, if I could just get the Army to move us to Belize! or Ireland! or Spain–for a season! πŸ˜€ Have a great weekend, folks. Enjoy where you are.

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About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

5 Responses to Travel vs. Moving

  1. Holy moly, girl I had no idea you moved soooo much! But different places bring different perspectives and new adventures. I did the big cross-country move twice and that wasn’t enough for me – I’d love to move again, but the hubby is not having any of those thoughts! I have a cross-stitch sunflower in my bathroom that says “bloom where you’re planted” and I firmly believe where ever your home is at the moment – you have put in your roots and bloom!

  2. Wow! You’ve been all over the place. I’ve lived in Oklahoma my entire life, and I’m happy here. I’ve traveled some – Hawaii, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, and Jamaica. In the US, I’ve visited New York, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Missouri, Alabama, and some others. We visit family in Texas, Kentucky and New Mexico. I guess I’ve been more places than I thought. πŸ™‚

  3. Sutton Fox says:

    I’m tired just reading your list. Boy, you have traveled! Most places have something unique to offer, but now I’m curious. Of all the places you’ve lived, do you have a favorite? Some place you’d move to in a minute if you could?

    • Bethanne says:

      I don’t know the answer to that, Sutton. I loved our neighbors in IL, family in MI, perfect weather in CO. BUT, it depends on my mood. Some days, I just want to go hide in a cabin in the middle of nowhere… with nothing around me, be it Upstate NY, Montana, Alaska… it’s hard to think of places like that. Most places I’ve lived are full of people. LOL

      I don’t know where I’d go… too many choices!! πŸ˜€ I’d probably go somewhere new.

  4. Jennifer Shirk says:

    Oh my goodness! That’s really cool to have lived in so many areas and see the cultural differences within one country. Me and the hubby talk about traveling to different cities in the US a lot.

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