It’s been a hot topic lately. And because it’s my number one resolution, I figured I would break it down on the blog.
To me, feeling trapped is the worst feeling in the world. Still living in the town that I grew up in makes me feel trapped.
I am restless.
Grant it, the town is ever growing and expanding. But it’s not enough. Really, there is nothing here. We don’t call it Mel-BORING for nothing. No universities, no active life, no recreation, no arts and museums to speak about. Parents love to raise their kids here. Kids can’t wait to get out.
Aside from lacking a fulfilling life while living here, I also get the drama that is my family. I’ve had enough. I want more. Frankly, I deserve more.
I am no longer growing as an individual. I’ve reached my maximum potential here but I know I have so much more to offer the world. Likewise, the world has much more to offer me.
I need to keep a few things in mind when planning this move.
Alex, first and foremost. We plan to make this venture together. His happiness at a location is equally as important as mine. After all, it’s going to be his home too.
Second is school. We are both working on degrees at the community college here in town. (More on my college adventures in another post.) I’ve changed my degree so many times, but I think I have it pin pointed now. Alex, on the other hand, has a passion for culinary. His next step might be a culinary school with hopes of being the next top chef. Hey, I won’t complain! Anyways, finding a spot to allow us both to pursue our respective college paths.
Money!! We are two people, in school, working and trying to pay bills. Saving is going to be key for us over the next 6 months. Yes, that’s right, my time frame to move is still summer 2012. That hasn’t changed. Saving is another resolution that I am working on.
Finding the ideal metropolitan city and having everything we want local to us. Our list is long, but we think we can compromise. Whole Foods, Ikea, Dave & Busters, fro-yo shops, sports – lots of sports, seasons, arts and culture. Basically it’s everything we don’t have now.
Three metro areas topping our current list: Tampa, Boston and, of course, Minneapolis.
I’m ready to free myself.
Resolution #1, this is the year!