Merry Christmas from Florida
As I sit for my morning coffee, reading a few articles from the blogging world, I stare out at sunshine, palm trees, and the irony of my Chicago Sears Tower coffee mug that is my drinking cup of choice while I enjoy the soft breeze and company of “La Familia” in Miami, Florida. It’s that time of year where Christmas is upon us and family is right by your side.
Every time I come and visit I get a little glimpse into our future plans. As part of our plan we will be paying off our FL rental property in late 2016 and over the next year, we will take the necessary steps to put ourselves in a position to work remotely in the sunshine state. We have thought and considered other possibilities, but we think this should be option #1, keep the same employer and work remotely/find permanent office close to home.
Since coming down to Florida I have eaten breakfast outside every morning, played beach volleyball at the park almost every day, and visited the art district of Wynwood(this is where the breweries are:) Now I know I’m on vacation but it feels nice to sit outside at 8 am and have the option to play volleyball in December in the sand. The breweries that is a different story in Chicago, they win on that one, but I will say these 3 breweries were within a block of each other and that you cannot find in the Chi.
Florida is a little glimpse into the future. La Familia has friends and family stop over to talk, drink coffee, and share nacatamales. I know Mrs. Even Steven wants to be here and talk with here mother in person every day, watch her brothers graduate college and yell at them for getting a C, and wear shorts without sleeves rather than sweaters and winter coats. I get it, I’m not exactly opposed to nice weather in the winter time.
As I think about wrapping up 2015, my mind glances into the future. Talks about children names and future residences has my mind glancing ahead, but for today, I am happy to enjoy my Florida, until another time I wish you a Merry Christmas from Florida!
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