I got into a discussion on Saturday about movie away, I think most people want to have the experience of living somewhere else at some point in their lives. I’ve always lived in Massachusetts, from birth. I tried to live in Oklahoma but that only lasted a month. I’m not sure why it didn’t work. I’m not sure if it was just that Tulsa wasn’t for me or if it was just the wrong time. It just didn’t work.
Anyway, when I mentioned I would love to live in Ireland a friend of a friend asked me why? I said because the living seems to be more laid back and in Europe they seem to be much less uptight than here. I even went so far as to say I’m not the biggest fan of Americans in general. I feel we are lazy, self-righteous and generally ignorant.
She used to live in California and from a slightly outsider point-of-view she mentioned that maybe this view I have of Americans is just a New England thing. Maybe if I were to move to another part of the country maybe it would be a good change for me.
I imagine this is entirely possible, who am I to say since I’ve never truly experienced living in another state. There are a few important aspects regarding wherever I move though:
- mild winters (if not no winters)
- liberal state
See, I’m not sure I could stand to live in a conservative state, although really how much does it matter I guess? I just couldn’t live in a bible thumping/repressive location. Hell, my MIL moved to Florida a super duper liberal and after she moved there became so much of a conservative that she voted for Dubya TWICE!
So where can someone live that is warmer and not repressed? Arizona? Colorado? I can’t move to Colorado though, all of my friends have moved there and moved back so in my mind it’s a no go. I can’t move to the south though, I can’t deal with the southern accents…no offense or anything.
But I can feel in my bones I am sick of the north east. I’ve lived here for 31 years and I think it’s been one too many for a while now. I do think I was ready for something new when I moved to Oklahoma when I was 24 but it was just the wrong place/wrong time.
I’m just sick of the apathy and rudeness I see every single day, especially on the roads. It’s eating away at my soul, no seriously…my soul is corroding…it does that…it’s a medical thing. I have no patience anymore and I am getting angrier every single day. Everyone pisses me off and I’m pretty sure soon I’ll just become a big ball of hate.
Then I wonder if this is just me or maybe my situation? Is it my commute that is killing me slowly or am I just built in a way that it just gets to me easier than other people? Maybe all I really need is new surroundings, any new surroundings?
What are your thoughts on it? What is it like where you live? If you live in the Northeast or do you feel the apathy too? If you’ve lived in the Northeast and now live elsewhere, did it really make a difference?
At the same time, I kind of feel that Massachusetts is so engrained in me that I’ll never really feel comfortable anywhere else but that’s no reason not to try. Right?
Side Note: With the economy the way it is now where aren’t going anywhere for a while, this is just me contemplating.
Speaking of Northeast I must wish Eddie boy a big ol happy birthday :dance: :ed: I hope you plan to be naked all day in celebration of your naked day.