In Florida the weather is always warm, so I wouldn't have to worry about the snow or cold. I hate cold. There's so much to see or do so Id never get bored. It's only two problems, one is it's so far away and there's always something bad on the news from Florida.
If I go to Branson I have some friends to help me, I have lots to do and it's a big place. Unlike a small town I could always find clients and ways to make money. I have some new friends that recently had a loved one suffer a spinal cord injury. I could help him recover while also helping me recover more by pushing him. I don't really see a problem with this location in particular.
Aspen, my best friend since we were kids, is thinking of moving back to Casper to be with her boyfriend. She said that the apartments that her boyfriend lives in has another quadriplegic and a blind man living in them. I'd love to be back close to Aspen because she's the only one of my friends that stuck with through out the accident and the years afterward. The apartment is just down the road to a Walmart so I could do my own shopping. The only problems I have with that is that it's 800+ miles from here, it gets like so freaking cold in Wyoming, and it's just scary.
There's so much that I have to do when it comes to actually planning all of the needed research and things needed to be able to move out on my own. I have to think of everything that could go wrong and the things I'll need to take care of a house alone. In a way it's overwhelming but it's something that I really want to do. I've talked with a few others quadriplegics that have said that they can't live on their own. That's discouraging but I'm passionate about doing this. I've started actually putting a wish list on Amazon together of some of the things that I will need in order to do it. Yes, I know I will need outside help almost all day everyday but with some hard work and determination I think I could actually do it.
I will have to find other ways to make money too! I have disability but it's not enough to live on alone. I have my sugar gliders, my photography, and my etsy site. I doubt that's going to provide enough for each and every month plus I will have to watch what I spend for a while until I get settled. I can't drive but I'm wanting to learn, which will take a lot of time but in the long run its worth it. I'll have to both save and raise enough funds to buy a van plus learning expenses that come with having to go to a place where they can teach me to drive safely.
I've tried to gather all the expenses I have now to see what my finances look like but haven't gotten it all written down just yet but once I do I'll post it so everyone can see. It will help me with seeing what's in my price range in rent.