For the last three years of my life I've been splitting my time between the University town where I just completed my Undergraduate degree, and the countryside where I grew up. And when I say countryside, I don't mean a village or a community, I mean a get-yourself-as-lost-as-you-possibly-can-and-there's-my-house type of countryside. I live down a lane in the proverbial back-arse of nowhere. So obviously the jump to a town was a shock to the auld system.
Now that I have completed my undergrad and have only one foreseeable year left in the University town- for the History Masters I've been accepted into- I've been thinking more and more about where I'm meant to live when I enter the real world. Do I return to my roots, or do I continue on in an urban area? As it is, I return home on weekends and for the holidays, so should I make the return home permanent or urbanise myself? And it's not as easy a decision as I'd like, both having their advantages and disadvantages...
So there's only one thing for it.......
Twinkie's Pros and Cons List!!! (the most important issues)
->Amenities -> Security
->People -> Family
->Nobody knows me, my family, -> Everybody knows me, my family and
who wiped my arse when I was a baby who wiped my arse as a baby..
->Things to do!!! -> Sense of Community
->Civilisation -> Peace and quiet
-> Fresh start ->Background, memories, roots, etc
-> Dangerous/ lack of security -> No amenities
-> Loneliness among strangers -> Loneliness among the cows
-> No sense of close-knit community -> No transport- isolation
->Starting from scratch -> A church choir that sounds like . a bag of crows
-> Fear of change -> Fear of always remaining the . same.
Care to help me out here??? :)