Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Searching for a New Home

For several years now (probably close to a decade), I've been wanting to leave New York and live somewhere else for a while. At first, it was completely out of my control because I was still living at home, but since then, I haven't taken the opportunity to move out of the state.

In this past year, I've had my heart set on moving to Paris. I haven't fully considered the logistics of such a move, but I've certainly been thinking about much more seriously than some people might expect. Somebody once told me that a great way to get yourself to go somewhere is to tell everyone you know and meet that your plan is to go there and, at the very least, I've been doing that. I suppose that's the first step, then.

Of course, even I realize that Paris is a bit of a stretch and that, for the time being anyway, I could simply pack my bags and head to another state or another region of the U.S. With that in mind, I've been taking mental notes in my travels. I've visited a lot of states and cities in the last couple of years that I had never been to before and in each new place I ask myself "could I live here?" So far, the only place I could potentially see myself in is Seattle, which makes me curious about traveling to other places in the Pacific Northwest. I have a couple of friends who absolutely love the region, so there must be something to it.

So this year, I'm hoping to visit major cities throughout the U.S. that I might be able to call home for at least a couple of years. Having felt how Paris grabbed me immediately, I'm hoping I can find a place in the states that pulls me in just as much. In the meantime, I'll keep preparing myself for my big move to Paris, even if I don't know when that day will come.

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