Hi Everyone, I'll start off with a backdrop for this relocation. I currently live in upstate NY. I work at a job that I am unhappy with, and that is mostly male driven, which in turn is resulting in sexism and I am mentally drained from this. I am tired of taking jobs just because they pay well. I am not happy and I would like to do something that makes me happy. Last week I sent out a few "what I thought were dead end emails" to places of employment that deal with goldfish. To my surprise someone called me back. My "dream" may have the potential to become reality now. Which is both scary and exciting. I've never moved out of state-let alone 24 hours from my family which is very frightening because we are a very close knit one. I told my fiance and after several days of talking he is on board. He works at GE and there is one down there that is right next to my future job. Which is funny to me the way that worked out. Here's the thing... I am chasing a dream of mine and I want it to be a reality. to be able to work with fish everyday would not be a "job" to me and with my fiance's income it wouldn't really matter the pay. I have been doing some research and alot of things I have read says Fl is very high in crime rate-this I was not expecting. I know it's ungodly hot for 9 months of the year, the hurricane risk and the job market sucks. I am looking to move around the clearwater/Tampa area and most likely on the outskirts of that so we won't be in the city. Does anyone live in this area or in Fl in general that can put some input on the living down there? How do you like it? did you move there or have you been born and raised there? Thanks for your help!