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I won’t say that I was not worried at all about the place I have chosen to spend my senior days. I was terribly worried! I never visited the place before and I have never even been to Arizona! But I did the research, looked at all available pictures, talked to my friend and multiple people who knew something about Sedona and I got to say I was still surprised.

Sedona is a small city but it has so much charm! Instead of waking up to the sunrise over Atlantic I am now taking evening strolls to watch the amazing sunset over the cliffs. The place where I stay is fabulous, peaceful, quiet. I love the small restaurants with local foods or ice cream shops. If only I knew I’ll like it so much, I would be here much sooner!

The actual move was the most difficult thing to arrange. Not because I didn’t move before, but because it was long distance and I had to find a place for every single thing from my old house! First of all, the packing was crazy! I had my three daughters come and help and still I was left with so many things that had to be packed last minute that I panicked.

I called the moving company from Arizona, www.goorangemoving.com, that was helping me and asked them to change the date, but they found a better solution. They actually had people come and help me pack the rest of the staff for a small charge. I loved working with them because I felt taken care of.

In the end everything went much smoother than I expected and I really have to stress that it does matter what company you choose.

Initially I thought Florida was the right place for me. I wanted to do morning strolls by the ocean and enjoy the views of sunrise or I could see myself sipping coffee while having a chat with some strangers in small caffe by the beach.

In the end I chose Arizona because it was a place where my best friend moved. She made me realize that when growing old and grey I do not want to be surrounded by loud tourists. I wanted a peace and quiet, and clean, and it was the only way I wanted to spend this happy time.

I read a lot about Sedona before I made the decision and I could tell that it will be even better than Florida. The prices were better too and that put my mind at ease.