What I love about Houston (already)
A relocation got us to here. It was never intended - especially not down here in the South, especially in Texas, especially, here in Houston.
Who knows where life will take you?
We didn't know a lick about Houston. No families here in TX. No ties really.
But we decided, why not! Why not go South! I was tired of the cold cold winters in Korea. Houston is hot and humid - yes yes! Why not!
And here we are. So far, the winters here are the Spring seasons in Korea, only much longer, clearer, lush, greener, and lasts longer than 2 weeks.
As an "earth" type (Capricorn) - I love the lushness of Houston. The climate is great for the beautiful trees and greenery here. My husband, a "fire" type (Leo) - was hesitant about being in a hot climate, because he says he's a "winter person." That's no longer. He loves not being cold now! He brags to his friends in the arctic North of how warm and wonderful winters are here.
But you say, wait till Summer, just wait! Sure, the summers here will be humid and hot. But in Korea, we sweated at home (bc using AC was a luxury and expensive and culturally just a bit "too much of a good thing") - I'm used to sweating in the summers.
US has cheaper electricity costs and better AC system - so I think I will just be fine in the summer time. I'll think of it as a sauna season and I love saunas. Hey, free saunas!
Let's not even get started with the food here.
I've never been to a place where you can get pretty much any ethnic food you want within 30 minutes drive. I have my favorite places lined out already. We love our variety in food choices. And Houston has it. I couldn't get this up in the North unless you lived in NYC... but too expensive and snobby there. Houston is all about keeping it real. Good food without the frills. Authentic without being weird about it.
I've never been heard so many maams and sirs in my life. I really like it here.
Laugh at me for being naive, but I already call this place home. It's embracing me like no other. Like mother earth, Gaia. I feel loved here.
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