14 Ways Living In Florida Ruins You For Life

Dated: June 3 2016

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Here in Florida, we have tons of sunshine, water and wildlife. It’s pretty close to paradise, but the only problem is that it can absolutely ruin your hopes of being happy anywhere else. Don’t believe me? Here are a few ways we’ve been totally spoiled:

(#10.... Spot on!!!!)

14 Ways Living In Florida Ruins You For Life

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1. You’ll never be impressed by a beach (almost) anywhere else. 1. You'll never be impressed by a beach (almost) anywhere else.Colin Hackley via Flickr/VISIT FLORIDA Editor

Don't be surprised if you leave the state and catch yourself thinking; "You call this a beach?" Pictured: T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park on Cape San Blas.


2. You get used to being able to go to your favorite theme parks whenever you want. 2. You get used to being able to go to your favorite theme parks whenever you want.Flickr/Joe Penniston

You probably won't be able to go to Disney World 10 times a year if you're 3,000 miles away, and it will definitely cost you a lot more.


3. You’ll never top a Florida sunrise. 3. You'll never top a Florida sunrise.Flickr/John Welsh

Pictured: Cocoa Beach.


4. Except maybe with a Florida sunset. 4. Except maybe with a Florida sunset.Flickr/Peter Miller

Pictured: Key Largo.


5. No other grocery stores will ever top this one. 5. No other grocery stores will ever top this one.Flickr/Phillip Pessar

Sure, there are other nice chains, but Publix just feels like home. Not to mention they make the best subs, cakes, chicken, and almost anything else you can think of.


6. You can’t stay away for too long without really missing how green everything is. 6. You can't stay away for too long without really missing how green everything is.Flickr/keith schurr

I can appreciate the beauty of the desert, but the second you get back to Florida everything feels so fresh and alive. It's like going from black and white to full color.


7. You will be disappointed by the number of pools in any given neighborhood. 7. You will be disappointed by the number of pools in any given neighborhood.Flickr/Melanie Holtsman

Here, chances are you either have a pool, know someone with a pool, or have at least a couple of nice local pools.


8. There aren’t clouds like this everywhere, you know. 8. There aren't clouds like this everywhere, you know.Flickr/Spencer Harris

Some people say that Florida doesn't need mountains, because it has the most amazing clouds. Because our land is almost completely flat, you can usually find a spot where all you see is sky for miles and miles. There are no hills or mountains to obstruct your view.


9. You’re definitely spoiled by amazing fresh seafood. 9. You're definitely spoiled by amazing fresh seafood.Flickr/Larry Hoffman

Can you believe there are places where there aren't several seafood restaurants in every town?


10. You’ve never had to worry much about cold or snow. 10. You've never had to worry much about cold or snow.Flickr/Steven Leonti

So if you ever have to encounter freezing temperatures, you are really unhappy and/or have no idea how to deal with it.


11. Here, you get used to being able to go outside whenever you want. 11. Here, you get used to being able to go outside whenever you want.Flickr/CityofStPete

It's easy to stay active almost year-round, without a gym membership. Pictured: St. Petersburg.


12. You’re going to miss being able to get a perfect slice of Key lime pie whenever you want one. 12. You're going to miss being able to get a perfect slice of Key lime pie whenever you want one.Flickr/Amy the Nurse

you're like me, anyway.


13. You’ve probably gotten used to the casual atmosphere here. 13. You've probably gotten used to the casual atmosphere here.Flickr/kaitlyn

n you believe that there are places where people have to put on socks, shoes, and even several layers of clothing before they leave the house? Every single day?!


14. You’re probably pretty spoiled by the beauty of our state, county and national parks. Not to mention the many gorgeous gardens. 14. You're probably pretty spoiled by the beauty of our state, county and national parks. Not to mention the many gorgeous gardens.Flickr/Wesley Hetrick No matter where you are or what time of year it is, there is always something to explore. Pictured: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park near Gainesville.

So what’s the solution? Never leave!

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