08:40am. A Sea of passengers trying to get into Waterloo Underground during rush hour. Staff close exits and switch off escalators to try and stem the numbers when the Jubilee Line breaks. Not quite what tourists saw during the glorious 2012 Olympics.
I want to live somewhere else. Not because of the state of the economy, not because I have a job that drains me of my humanity on a daily basis. I simply want to try a hand at living somewhere new. I don’t mean another city in the UK, I don’t mean trying it out for a few months and going back home. I mean making a go of living somewhere totally different.
Friends have told me they think I am “settled” here, and this is where my future lies, but it isn’t. I move from place to place, and I never feel like the place I have is home. I have been called ‘ungrateful’, as I live (or it is perceived that I live) a pretty good life here. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would be gone like a shot. the only question is ‘where do I want to go?’
Without being negative there are a few things that go against me being able to leave right now, the usual life responsibilities (except I don’t have children or a significant other). So I can’t say I have absolutely decided where I want to go. I think if I could pin it down to a place, then I would feel more like it was a real decision and I could put the wheels in motion to get there.
So, I put the question to you…If you could live anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why? Your answers would be appreciated
Life isn’t about where you live; it’s about how you live it.
It isn’t about who you live with; it’s about who you can’t live without.
It isn’t about what you do; it’s about how you do it.
It isn’t about the things you possess; it’s about what you give.
It isn’t about “that killer job”; it’s about not letting the job kill you.
It isn’t about treating people you love like an option; it’s about making them a priority.