So I’ve lived in Washington for over a year now and lately I’ve been thinking about what I like here and what I miss from living in Arizona.
What I’ve grown to like about living in Washington
- The fact that I can grow so much here! I love being able to have a garden and not have to do much with it (besides getting rid of all the weeds). I love how green it is.
- Spring – I never appreciated the different seasons much until I came here (appreciated it in Germany, too)
- I guess Chris being here with me. Though I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him.
- Walking around barefoot at night and not worry about stepping on a scorpion.
- Having my own house and yard (technically it’s Chris’). I have so many plans for them!
What I loved about living in Arizona
- Getting to see my family and friends often.
- How not humid it is. I also loved the weather. The sun. Monsoon season.
- The cacti and the mountains and the awesome sunsets (the desert in general).
- How clear the nights are and being able to see so many stars in the desert.
- Wearing a jacket in the winter because it’s “cold” (in the 70’s).
- The citrus trees at my parents house. I never bought a navel from the grocery store until I moved to Washington. Even now I don’t like to do it because they’re so bleh. And the lemons are so small!
And now for my observation. In Washington there are a lot of Asians. I haven’t seen this many in one place since I was in China. On the other side of that, there definitely aren’t as many Mexicans here as there were in Arizona. I guess I do miss that about living in Arizona.
Another observation (this one more of a con): People from Washington do NOT know how to drive in the rain. It’s rather irritating. Come on people, you drive in this every day! I mean, it makes sense in Arizona. I just don’t get it. They also love to slow down for the curves on the highway. And yes, there are a lot of curves on the highway.
Well there you go. I’m sure I’m missing some things from my lists. There are just the major ones that I can remember for the time being.