It's my opinion that every human is naturally very connected to all of the elements. Our bodies are made up of 60-70% water, plus we have to drink water to survive. We have to breathe air to live. We get our food from the Earth. And no plant or animal on Earth would exist without the Sun (Fire). So while a person may feel a stronger connection to a particular element, which is probably due to having more positive experiences with that element (or being geographically located near a major source of it), in reality they are connected to all of them.
When humans think of fire, they generally think of pain and destruction (I imagine), so that's not something that makes most of us want to get too close to that element. But if they think of fire in terms of the Sun they may feel a deeper connection to it, knowing that we wouldn't be here at all without the awesome energy of the Sun.
I think about the Elements, the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon a lot and wonder about the ways they are all connected to us and to everything else in the Universe. It's a subject I could talk about for hours. But I try to refrain from getting too abstract on the forums since I've not met many others who seem interested. (You can't imagine how much I had to remove from this post alone, lol. I really just need to write in a blog, I guess.)
Hey it's cool that you were born in Florida. I was born in Florida too, on the East Coast in Ft. Pierce.
My family only stayed there for three weeks after my birth and then moved to Ohio for a while, then finally to Tennessee, which is where I've been since I was around two or three years old. I'm like you in that I feel a strong connection to the ocean and I believe it was because I was born there, plus I would have also felt the powerful energy of the ocean while I was in the womb.
It would be so great to live somewhere like Hawaii where you have the mountains and
the ocean in the same place. I would really miss the mountains if I lived on a coast that had no mountains. The ocean and the mountain creeks are so perfect because you have all four elements together in one place (with the Sun as fire, or at night you can build a campfire). Being in those places is one of the most powerful and magical feelings that I've experienced.