4 Benefits Of Moving To A Colder Country

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Living in a warm country is wonderful, for the most part. You enjoy the heat that so many others around the world have to travel to have access to. It’s easier when the sun is high and the weather is nice; everything in life is just that little bit smoother.

However, there are also benefits to living in a colder country – benefits that you might not be familiar with. If you ever find yourself in a position to sample living in a different part of the world, here are four reasons why choosing to relocate somewhere cooler can be a refreshing change.

1) Heat Doesn’t Stop You Doing Anything

Let’s face it, as nice as it is to live somewhere warm, sometimes the heat just becomes too much. As the mercury edges its way towards 40C in April, even the simplest of everyday tasks becomes a marathon. By moving to a cooler country, you don’t have to see putting the washing on as a task you’ll want to take a cool shower to recover from – and that’s pretty nice!

2) You Can Experience Seasons

There are four classic seasons; winter, summer, autumn – or ‘fall’ as it’s known in the USA – and spring. However, your knowledge of these seasons when you live in a hot or tropical climate is mainly theoretical. Sometimes, it can be impossible to separate February from July, which definitely isn’t the case in cooler climates where the seasons are felt more acutely. The change of seasons is not only beautiful, but it also provides neat ways of bookending the year – definitely a lifestyle it’s well worth considering sampling when you can.

3) Your House Can Be Different

Our homes are built to keep us cool, but the same is not true in the countries where heat is more of a transitory phenomenon. While moving to a cooler climate means you’ll have to get to grips with maintenance chores you’ve never tried before, such as arranging heat tape for water pipes and potentially even shoveling snow, there are plenty of upsides to counterbalance these. For example, you probably don’t know the delight of curling up in front of the fire with a mug of coffee in hand, while snow falls down outside. That’s definitely a unique experience, and one you might want to make your domestic reality should you be given the chance.

4) It’s Easier To Warm Up Than Stay Cool

This one is somewhat subjective, but it’s an idea that most of us tend to agree on. There’s no easy way of cooling yourself down without turning on an air conditioning unit. Sure, you can fan yourself with your hand, but we all know that does very little beyond making your hand tired.

Warming up, however, is far easier than staying cool. You can curl yourself into a ball, add more layers, or even hug another person to share their heat. If you’ve always lived in a warm climate where battling to keep your cool has been all you know, then the task of warming up might – at the very least – seem novel!

Do you think you would ever be tempted to move somewhere cooler?

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It’s never too late.

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Let me tell you something about myself that only those close to me know… I am a published local romance novelist. Yes, I write romantic stories. And I’d like to think that I may not be as good as the others, but I am getting there.

Can you imagine getting something in your inbox like this…

Katie from www.orlajames.com said “Being a wedding fanatic, this was a must read for me and it certainly didn’t disappoint!”

I was in awe!

I remember writing romantic stories back in high school. I would write one chapter, get it read by my friends and those classmates close to me, then I’d get their feedback. I’d base the next chapter on what they wanted to happen so I write the next one and get them to read again. It became a daily occurrence in our classmate where the girls would gather around me, sharing the notebook where I wrote the chapters, passing it one after the other, and then I’d shyly talk to them about the next one. It felt too good especially when the feedback about my writing was a positive one. I remember my best friend offering to talk to their family friend who was a publisher for my chapters to be converted into a book. I was thrilled but I was not really too keen on the idea of getting my story out there.

Fast forward more than two decades later, after five whole stories written, I took a risk, left my comfort zone, and got one story published! When I got the call from the local editor, I didn’t know where to jump for joy or run inside my bedroom to silently scream for pride that I finally got one story approved and ready for the world to read.

It took three years before the first story got published but it was okay. I was still so happy because my goal is not to be the next romance writer queen but to just be published and see my pen name on the cover of a small romance novel.

You know, it’s never too late to take a risk and leave your comfort zone. It’s out there where you can reach your goal. Trust me, it’s scary but it’s all worth it!

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2017… here I come!

I am wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous new year!!!

I am praying really hard that 2017 will be a very good year to me. I need more boost this coming year. I also need the creative juices flowing really well so I can churn out more novels and get to write many more.

I can’t wait for the year to unfold!

Thank you and goodbye, 2016!

Hello and welcome 2017!!!

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The year that was…

2016 was a mix of ups and downs for me. The year started out tough. Really tough, in fact. I had very little income coming in from blogging. No other source of income but that. I struggled and I became so frustrated I ended up taking it all out on other people. I stopped speaking to some people I was close to. I resented the fact that they were earning more than I do when I was the one who introduced them to this lifestyle. I resented the fact that I couldn’t do what they were doing, couldn’t give my 100% because my mind was all over the place. I was thinking of so many things and my emotions went haywire. It was one of the toughest periods of my life.

But through perseverance, hard work, lots of support from my immediate family, and faith in the Lord, I was able to bounce back by middle of the year.

First off, I swallowed my pride and went back to the corporate world. I left it 9 years ago to become a full-time blogger and I told myself that I wouldn’t go back anymore. The stress was just not worth it, I said to myself. But here I am now, back in the rat race, back in the world I thought I left behind. No worries, though, as I am enjoying every bit of my “comeback”. I am lucky enough to find a company that gave me the salary I was asked for. Plus, I was blessed enough to find a job where the workload is tolerable unlike the previous ones I handled.

Since I am busy with work, I stopped with blogging for a while. I continued with the blogs I have left but was not able to get back all those I lost when I didn’t have the money to renew the domains. It’s okay because I know I really can’t focus on blogging the way I used to. I have a couple of blogs left but Sasha-says.com is still, and will always be, my baby.

I am grateful that there are still companies who trust my blog and are putting their business here. Thank you! I will try and post regularly. I will make sure that this blog of mine and all the others I have left will improve come 2017.

I am just glad that the year is about to end and on a good note at that (fingers crossed).

Goodbye 2016! Thank you!

2017, please be a great, great year for me!

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