Thursday, September 6

do you ever think about moving?


Do you?  Do you ever just want to pick up and move your whole life somewhere new?

I do.

Often.

I grew up a 10 minute drive from where we currently live.  10 minutes.  After graduating from university I had the... let's move to Toronto talk with Andrew and I know he wasn't too keen and in the end I wasn't either.  The cost of living is cheaper here, it was easier to start out on our own here and while I love visiting Toronto... love love it... I still love coming back home here... where it's quiet and doesn't cost us a complete fortune to live.

but I am restless.

But moving would be a big deal.  And that doesn't bother me.  But it does bother Andrew.  I just can't fathom living here forever.  I mean it's not like we have it bad.  At all.  But this is all we know and I just think that an adventure is in order... someday... sooner than later.  I crave the ocean, and mountains... perhaps both.  We joke about it often with our close friends... that we should just all pick up and move somewhere... open a coffee shop... and chill by the ocean.  Part of me hopes that this doesn't have to be a joke forever.

Am I alone in this... or do you think about this too?  Where would you like to move... realistically... because sure I would move to mexico... but not really.  Where would you really, actually like to move to?

by KirstinKirkley

12 comments:

  1. I am always thinking about moving. One day I want to live in a condo in the city, the next day northern CA, the next Arizona.

    It just seems nice to think about starting fresh and being spontaneous!

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  2. I even have the exact same open-a-coffee-shop-together joke with my friends! Although I have to say that I'm not that crazy about moving myself, considering I've moved six times in the last year, and am looking forward to settling down more than anything.

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    1. wow six times in one year, i'd want to stay put too!

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  3. we are not thinking of moving, but we are thinking of traveling. all the time. so much so that once the renos are done, we will dedicate a very sizable portion of our income to trips. we've going to mexico all inclusive for a wedding in a few weeks, but already planning trips to: california, hawaii, europe (always and forever) and uzbekistan (don't ask :). I like Ottawa for the quiet, but I would give up my house for a condo in Westboro in a heartbeat. maybe in another 7-10 years.

    the thing is, we have good jobs we enjoy here in Ottawa, and that's something that we're not willing to give up. i just wish we had more vacation leave! :)

    PS. great places to live have usually very poor job prospects, think Portugal and Spain OR great job prospects (like NYC) but too hectic of a lifestyle (for us). Ottawa seems like a great alternative.

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    1. i'd take a house in westboro! one of the charming ones... not the rebuilt stark ones! jobs are the tricky issue indeed but seeing as I just quit mine I am a tad bit more flexible!

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  4. Funny you mention moving to Toronto. We (who live in the GTA) talk about moving to your neck of the woods all the time. We should trade places!

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    1. yeah I do love Toronto but I still wouldn't want to move there. You guys have a rough cost of living (well living the way I would want to do it). You should come this way. It's not a bad place at all. I just crave change.

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    2. I can relate to craving changes. And yes, the cost of living is stupid here. We actually live in Guelph, where it's a bit more reasonable than Toronto.

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  5. Oh I think about this often! :-) To live in other cultures and experience it all. I personally would love to live in a teepee and then travel to Amish country to live for awhile.

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    1. well aren't you quite the adventurous bunch!

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  6. ABSOLUTELY!!! My DREAM is to move to Tuscany and live on a vineyard! I lived in Italy during college and it is my favorite place EVER! However, where ever we go, we always dream of buying a second house there... especially Kauai! I love the slow pace island life!

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  7. MOVE TO STRATFORD ONTARIO. Then, you'll be close to me when I'm in Toronto, and even closer when I'm at STRATFORD.

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