Hi and welcome to aFloridian! This site is dedicated to my love/hate relationship to the great state of Florida. I grew up in south Georgia and dreamed of moving north. I wanted to leave the heat and flat fields behind for mountain scenery, sweater weather, autumn leaves and hiking. But life had other plans. Suffice to say I was not at happy at first, but the voice of Dumbledore rang in my ears, “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” So now I’m living it up in Northeast Florida, eating, cooking, fishing, and gardening with with my husband and two black labs, Jasper and Totem.