Saturday, March 25, 2006
Some of you who have been reading this blog for a while may remember this post. Where I rambled on about how a kid who grew up in the military or whose parents were on the move all the time, never really felt like they were from anywhere particular.
The thing I have heard the most lately is how people hate PEI. Well okay people you are adults now, and it is no longer really necessary for anyone to sugar coated for you anymore. It doesn't matter where you go, you will find things to hate. No city is perfect, no place is exactly what you are looking for. And if by some rare chance you find that place that you like so much, I am sure you will grow out of it. If you are young and still looking for that place where you can party all the time, you can go look at the big cities if you want. But you will need to realize with big cities come big prices. It is expensive to live there. You have crappy little apartments, for hefty rent. And then you have 1 or 2 hours commute to work, leaving the fun part of the day down to one or 2 hours, if you have a 8 or 9 our work day. To me this does not seem worth it. So you find a smaller place, where rent is cheaper, and you still get a decent wage, but there is nothing to do.
How about noise, small places are too quiet, large places too loud. What about convenience. Large places have all the shopping you want, but none of the enjoyable reconised faces. Small place lack things. Like the island lacks a proper camera shop. But when you do find the place you like you are likely to reconzine the clerks.
I've live in a few places and the best anyone can really hope for is a place they will like more than others and truly you have to expect that the place that is the best for you at 20 is not the same one you will want at 25 or at 30 and very likely not the same you will want at 50. Go with the flow people find what you like about the place you are in right now. Stop complaining and embraces where you are. When you do move on, make sure you consider more than a 2 week vacation in a city to make up your mind.