“What things would you like to change in your life and why?”
All of them. Not because I don’t like my current life, but because I like change. For now, at least.
I have yet to find a place I’m so attached to that I don’t want to move. I have yet to find work I love so much that I would never leave. Don’t get me wrong – I like where I’m living currently, and like what I do for work, but I’m a person who wants to experience lots of “what’s out there,” so if another opportunity comes my way, I listen to my heart and go with what it tells me.
I have this image in my head of where I’ll eventually be. It’s a small cottage with a garden. No lawn. Just garden. There’s a fence that comes up to my waist, with a gate. I’m in the coutryside, but only a short walk to the small town of which I am an active member. Seems to be like what I imagine the English countryside to look like, but it’s not the English countryside. Because this place has sun most of the time. When you walk in, you say to me, “Oh – this is so you!” It’s cozy yet uncluttered. It’s just the right amount of space for me. I introduce you to the people in town. I stop by the library to return my books. Get chai from the local coffee shop. Peruse the yarn shop. I show you all the places I volunteer. I pick up bread from the bakery, groceries from the only place in town that sells them. I grow my own produce but complement it with the stuff I buy from the farmer that sells in town. I can tomato sauce and all sorts of other stuff to get me through the short, mild winter. I don’t own a car. I don’t need one. I can walk to all I need. And if I do need to get somewhere farther away, my neighbors are more than happy to help get me to public transit.
If you know of this place, let me know:) In the meantime, I’ll keep exploring until I find it:)