Isn’t it funny how life often seems to drag you in a certain direction? It can often seem that if something is meant to be, it will be – everything will come together to make it happen. I have a feeling that that my life is about to take a new turn this year , that things are falling into place for me now. Everything is lining up so that soon I will be in the location I want to be, doing what I want to do.
I have been thinking for some time of moving from the area where I live, but didn’t know how to go about it. I live in a tiny rented apartment in the Greater London area, and I yearn so much to live somewhere better, away from all of this urban stress – less expensive, less congested, less overcrowded and more friendly, where people have more time for you. I have a rural idyll as a recurring daydream: I would love to live by the sea or in the countryside, and don’t want to carry on living alone. I have been considering living in either a house-share or a co-operative housing project, i.e shared communal living with others in a large house, where you pay a subsidised rent and do some work on the land, i.e. gardening, building, growing fruit and vegetables, etc. I have researched these places and most of them are in lovely rural locations, so I think something like that would suit me very well
I have been mulling over this plan for the last year or so, but one thing that stopped me was my work – I was not prepared to give up my job to go and live somewhere else, only to find I couldn’t then get employment in the new place. Well, I lost my job a few weeks ago, so have nothing to give up now! So I reconsidered the relocation idea, but then there was still the stumbling block of no money for a deposit and other moving expenses. Well, most opportunely, I have just received a windfall, over £2000, in welfare arrears! (money I should have been paid before). This sum of money should be just enough to enable me to move. So it all appears to be coming together – all of the obstacles to my move seem to be melting away.
It makes me certain that my idea is the right thing for me to do. So I am now looking into co-operative housing projects and house-shares in other parts of the country, and seeing what is available and where I might end up living next. The future is suddenly looking bright…..
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