Here we go. My dad was laid off from his position as an executive for a large pharmaceutical company due to budget cuts, and he was left with a year with pay to find a job. That time is running out, and he is most likely getting an offer to be the CEO of a developing pharmaceutical company. Awesome, right? But here's the kicker: It is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. FLORIDA. Of all places. My mom will not spend summers in florida, as it is much too hot for her. But mother preferences aside, I am a high elevation, winter/mountain kind of guy. I ski and longboard in my free time, and without those things, I don't have anything to do. I understand that I could learn to surf etc. But along with 90% of this site, I would be left with a hollowness without skiing. Not to mention my summer equivalent being longboarding (freeride/downhill, requiring hills), and Florida being as flat as my first girlfriend's chest.
I know some of you will say things like "Wow man you're so dramatic, skiing and skating aren't even important" To me, those things are all I have to get away from the stress in my life, and to genuinely have a good time. Call me over dramatic but it's true.
I have talked about this extensively with my parents, and I have been given 3 options.
Option 1: My dad moves to florida, we buy a cheaper house in Maine (where I am now), my mom lives in florida and summers in Maine, and I go to boarding school in Maine or somewhere else in New England. For me, this is the most attractive option, as my options for schools include some great schools near big ski mountains and such. The tradeoff would be significantly less time with my family.
Option 2: Everyone moves to florida. I will have to sacrifice skiing and skating but will have more time with my family. I would like to avoid this as much as possible as I believe I would be very unhappy living in florida. I would spend a lot more time with my family though.
Option 3: My mom and I stay in Maine and my dad lives in florida and visits us for about 60 days every year. My dad would greatly lose touch with us, and that would suck since we're really close now. It would be less complicated but it would kind of separate him from us. My mom would also be greatly burdened as I have a 4 year old brother and me, and she would pretty much be a single mom.
So I guess I made this thread to get help with my decision, to get an outside opinion. I know I'm not the only variable here. My mom doesn't want to summer in florida due to the heat, and my dad will obviously want us to be as close as possible. I just want a decision that will be the best for everyone. Thanks for any input guys.
MY dad might become CEO of a company in florida, I don't want to go to florida. I could go to boarding school while my family moves to florida, or stay in Maine but leave my Mom to take care of my 4 year old brother and me alone, or move to florida and leave all that I have learned to love to do.