Friday, December 08, 2006

Get me outta here...

It's officially too fecking cold here. I'm sorry, but it's the truth. This country is inhabitable, I swear that it has been largely uninhabited for most of this time with good reason.

I'm tired of my life, people. I need a major lifestyle change. I'm tired of living in a rural subdivision, dependent on the car for everything. People here DRIVE to get their mail. All my neighbours are obese. Their dogs are obese.

I'm next if I don't get out of here.

The thing is, I don't think I want to stay here in the Great White North any more. I know this is a good country. I am thankful. But I've been here, I've done this. I'm tired. I'm cold. Way too cold.

Husband is in California. Get to go with him to California in March. I'm looking forward to it as I've never been that far west.

The trip that really haunts me, though, are my trips to England.

I'm doing my undergrad + Masters in four years. The degree I am getting can buy me a ticket to work in Europe. English-speaking Europe, so that means Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. I'm not kidding. The Europeans come to our school trying to hire us away before we graduate. No, I'm not kidding.

The husband is English. I have English / EU right of abode because my parents were both born in Europe. I am *this* close to deciding to go. I am haunted by my trips there. The architecture, the villages, the travel opportunities.

The four weeks vacation. Paris. Barcelona. Amsterdam. Edinburgh. London. You get the picture.

Am I just cabin crazy? Would you move to Europe if you had the chance? I mean, I really, really have the chance. My husband has dual citizenship. I am just paperwork away from dual citizenship plus my degree is very portable. Hmmmm.



At 10:01 PM, Blogger suburban mom said...

First of all, I couldn't live in a rural sub-division where everyone was fat and people drive to get their mail.
Second, you're coming to california? what part?
Third, Europe sounds very cool. Have you seen Casino Royale? Ah, it made me want to go :) England is cool...but isn't it cold and dreary too? I think you should live in Newport Beach ;)

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I would do it. But that's just me. But, think of it this way, what do you have to lose? Some time, if you hate it (doubtful, since you've been there) and money b/c of relocation. When we decided to go to France, which was a sacrifice, we decided that even if the worst happened and we didn't accomplish our goals, it would be worth the learning experience. If someone would pay me, I would go live *almost* anywhere for awhile just for the experience of it.

If you're down on dreary weather though, I'm not sure about England. I have a friend who was living in Scotland and they decided they'd had enough of the weather and wanted their kids to grow up in great weather. They moved to Nice, France. They moved back to Scotland in less than a year b/c it was too much of a cultural change for their taste. They still love to visit France, just not live there.

And now, I'll end this rambing little comment with:
I would do it. Go for it! Change is good.

At 12:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a tough one - it really sounds like you guys are in a great situation to move and I would have jumped at Europe during certain phases of my life - altro arno specifically . . .

but then, I have kids, and parents and in-laws and that whole web that spin around you


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