Happy Halloween and Happy Saturday to you! It's currently 45F here and I'm the only one awake in the house. I love the quiet and stillness of Saturday mornings such as this. As I look out the french doors, there are three squirrels scampering along my deck and I see that my efforts of blowing the leaves off yesterday were apparently in vain because the deck is covered again. LOL! Gotta love autumn!
I don't typically post on Saturdays, but wanted to link up with Liz @ Sundays with Sophie for her monthly Simply Me feature while the link is still active. This month's prompt/theme is: STATES
Number of states I've lived in: 2 - West Virginia and Kentucky.
My favorite state is: West Virginia.
Let me go ahead and say this, I'm biased towards and fiercely protective of my home state of West Virginia. I love the people, the slower pace of life, and the nature beauty of the mountains. My second favorite state is California because of it's diversity - beaches, dramatic coastlines, mountains, giant redwoods, sequoias, rivers, mountains, and deserts.
Why do I live in the state where I currently live? I received a job offer in Kentucky after finishing graduate school. Of the three offers I received, it paid the most so I took it. It wasn't my plan to stay here, though. I planned to eventually work my way back to my home state of WV or to at least get closer. (I couldn't find a job in WV at the time.) Then, I met and married a born-n-raised Kentuckian and I still have the job that lured me here, so this is where I live.
Would you like to move to another state? Yes and no. There will always be a part of me that longs to move back to WV, for that's where all of my family lives. I do miss the beauty of the mountains, too. But, I know I could ever move back due to various reasons. However, if my husband and I ever win the lottery, we're definitely moving to Hawaii!
What is your state known for? My state of residence, Kentucky, is known for bourbon and the Kentucky Derby.
Have a fabulous weekend wherever you are! Thanks for stopping by!