Are you a person who loves the heat, or one who needs it cool? Are you OK with air conditioning, or do you need your air to be fresh?
My beloved and I have spent a few weekends in the Philadelphia area recently. It’s where we grew up, and we love it there – so it’s on our short list of retirement destinations.
But… visiting and waking around in the summer has reminded us just how hot and humid it gets there. To add insult to injury, the air conditioning in my car started dying while we were there, and we were intermittently left with 85 degree fresh air while driving around.
This wouldn’t be so bad, but we both find ourselves less tolerant of the heat than we used to be – and we actually each have a different medical condition that is exacerbated by extended periods in the heat and humidity.
So my challenge to you this time is: how much will climate affect where to want to retire? A little? Not at all? What climate would you prefer? Why?
As part of my retirement theme, I offer this weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge goes with a post of my own on the same general topic. Hopefully we’ll start some interesting discussions!
If you’d like to share what you think, or post on it, that’s great – and I’d love it if you’d share those thoughts in a post or comment (please tag posts TRS Future Challenge and link to this post) so others can also see them.
If you choose not to share them, that’s fine too – but with any luck, you’ll still gain some insight on where you’re headed (or would like to be), and how you can get the most out of your own journey.
For my own take on this week’s challenge, see my post, Happy Birthday, USA.