First, there is the actual building. I really can't stand much about it.
It was built shoddily and has a lot of problems. I started staying in it as my parents were trying to sell it and wanted me to look over it until the sale. Years later, I am still in the house paying rent to them.
The neighborhood is fine. Somewhat city-living. I wish I was closer to the shops, but being close to the highway helps in the drive to and from work way out in the county.
I would love to live in an area that was more CITY. I think I would love a high-rise with a view and a balcony and a workout area and in-home laundry. Or a stand alone house with a yard, but no grass... just rocks and stones and other things that don't need to be mowed or trimmed or that fly into the gutters.
I would love to be able to walk around the corner and have access to not just a corner store, but a real grocery store and some nice restaurants and bars and activities. I would love to live near water that is not brown and dirty.
These are my five minute thoughts on the prompt: How do you feel about where you live?
I linked up with all.things.fadra for this Stream of Consciousness Sunday post where I write my thoughts for five minutes.
I like your ideas about where you would like to live. Sounds fun ;-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by. It would be so awesome!Delete
Yep, it's a lot of fun having a neighborhood tavern and being able to walk to the library and the post office.ReplyDelete
I would love that!!Delete
I love living where I can walk downtown to pay my bills in person. I love the feeling of a small town. I love living on a quiet neighborhood street where I can nod and say hello to people walking by. I love living where there are not loads of noisy cars. But I miss living closer to nature where I can just leave my house and walk in the privacy of the hills or woods.ReplyDelete
Ooooh!! I forgot to mention my desire for a place to run on a trail easily! I loved being in my college town and all the access to the perfect trail there... so peaceful and so close that I had no excuse not to use it.Delete
I'm ready to move in closer to the urban area. I'd like something close to church, a grocery store, and lots of restaurants. Ideally it would be close to transit, too.ReplyDelete
Everyone on here and on the SOC site is reminding me of things I forgot... five minutes is sometimes not enough time to think of everything.Delete
I would love to be closer to the MetroLink. Scratch that. I am close to one of the stops now. I would love to have mass transit that actually goes somewhere. At my old apartment, I once had car trouble, and it was so convenient that I lived by the Link and the school I worked at then was about 100m from the Link.
It sounds like you have in mind exactly what kind of place is your ideal place to live. The trick will be to find it at the right price, and then move there and live happily ever after!!ReplyDelete
That is the trick indeed!! Thanks for stopping in.Delete
Sounds as tho it is time for you to re invent your life!ReplyDelete
It is indeed! Now the trouble comes in figuring out how/where and then trying to make it happen.Delete
Well, now I want to know where you live! I used to live in Cleveland and actually didn't own a car. I either took the bus or walked everywhere. No wonder I was thinner. I would love to live within walking distance of something someday.ReplyDelete
St Louis, MO. They have some public transport - MetroLink buses and train, but the train only goes to very few places because people in the burbs were afraid that people in the city would ride it out to them and rob them and ruin their neighborhoods. At my last place of work, I could take the train to work, but no more.Delete