Hey, my dudes! I’m Daryl and Lynn’s offspring. Here are some pros and cons of moving to Alaska that I have discovered since being here.
Okay! Coming from Texas, I never thought I’d live anywhere like Alaska in my wildest dreams. When my parents announced their plans to move here, all I could think was- WHY?! It’s so cold! Some animals could literally trample you to death! (dangerous animals are everywhere, but I’m not used to the big ones) So, basically, I was in total disbelief, but after they moved here, all I could see was the beauty of this place and how happy they had become. So, after a few years, I decided to do what some kids end up doing- I followed them to Alaska.
Here is a list of pros and cons I have compiled based on my little over a year of experience living in Alaska;
Alaska – pros and cons
PRO- There are no snakes (or frogs that I’ve seen, although I’m told frogs are here… I’ve always been afraid of both)
CON-Winter is really, really cold and pretty long.
PRO- People are actually really nice here (so much for that “southern hospitality”)
CON- If you enjoy city life things like I do, You’ll have to travel pretty far, and things definitely cost more, unless you move to Anchorage, of course.
PRO- ROAD TRIPS! You may have to travel to get anywhere, but honestly, I think that’s more fun!
CON- Have I mentioned the enormous animals that can kill you?
PRO- You get to see these beautiful yet dangerous animals almost daily.
CON- During the winter, you will need to shovel almost everything out. Your car, your house, etc.
PRO- There’s an endless amount of things to do in summer and winter.
CON- IT’S FREAKING COLD!!
OKAY, OKAY- Clearly, there’s a pro for every con, but I think that’s a given for anywhere that you decide to live, and I could go on and on, but for today I’ll spare you. A word of advice from a Texas girl: Sometimes, your dream comes wrapped up in everything you thought that you’d hate. Sure, I miss the heat; I miss the access I had to random little stores and shops that I’d frequent… However, I think I’m molecularly suited to higher altitudes.
So, be a lover of adventure, and never be afraid to try new things and take risks- even if you’re just positive that you’ll hate them. Sometimes life will shock you. It sure as hell surprised me!
Till next time,