posted on Jul, 1 2015 @ 03:05 PM
I love NM. I worked for the Santa Fe Opera for 3 years. I swear it just feels different out there!
I'm currently in south Florida, not quite Miami, but close enough.
The weather is fantastic! The people are a little distant. I'm originally from South Carolina, its really different from that atmosphere. I've never
had cop problems, but I'm not in the business of even so much as speeding. However, there are news stories monthly, of some sort of corrupt police
activity. Just about daily there's a shooting within news shot. Lately multiple shootings.
I've been here about 7 years and crime seems to be rising. I think the distance in the people comes from people being somewhat transient. Few people
I've met are from here, or plan to stay here much longer.
For instance, I've lived in the same place for 5 years. I'm friendly to my neighbors to the right, and they are friendly back, we smile and wave, but
they don't speak English. To the left is a rental, that has turn over pretty regular. No direct troubles, but no one on my street interacts aside
from the occasional smile or wave.
It's kinda dirty, down the street which is downtown. Buildings need repairs, homeless people on the street corners, and outside of most of the
Walgreens. Don't know why they choose Walgreens, I swear I think if I were hungry, I'd hang out at the grocery stores. I would love to help them, and
when I can I do, but sometimes it's annoying and scary to be approached every time you try to get gas, day or night.
Seems like about half are busting ass trying to make a living, about half are really well off. And then there are the homeless.
I've seen smash and grabs but I haven't witnessed actually violent acts.
I must note that I'm planning on moving in a few months, to Georgia.
I don't love it here.