Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.....
Imagine my surprise when I read an article about America's Most Miserable Cities, 2011 and I saw that Miami, Florida was listed as the # 2 most Miserable City in the US. Never in a million years would I have expected to see this....and topping that list is California with 4 of the worst cities...so sad because I love California and winters in Florida can't be beat...
The good weather and lack of a state income tax are the only things that kept Miami out of the top spot. In addition to housing problems (prices are down 50% over three years), corruption is off the charts, with 404 government officials convicted of crimes this decade in South Florida. Factor in violent crime rates among the worst in the country and long commutes, and it's easy to understand why Miami has steadily moved up our list, from No. 9 in 2009 to No. 6 last year to the runner-up spot this year.
This trend does not only reflect Florida but most of the USA....
America's Five Most Miserable Cities
No. 1: Stockton, Calif.
No. 2: Miami, Fla.
No. 3: Merced, Calif.
No. 4: Modesto, Calif.
No. 5: Sacramento, Calif.
This all being said I still like California and Florida. The time I lived in California was very special and the memories I carry of that place and of the life I had there will forever be a part of me that I hold close to my heart. Florida is also home and it is where I met Arvid.....
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -