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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
A state of mind; a place of body
Whenever I visited Vancouver it felt like time passed at a different pace than elsewhere. There wasn't a huge rush to get anywhere other than to the bus station right before leaving. It felt like things happened when they happened and when I wanted to spend time on specific things there was time to do so. Whether I wanted to spend a couple hours on the beach or an hour making dinner or an hour walking the water front or an hour walking around the neighborhood or an hour quiet on a reclining chair. It was peaceful and relaxing.

I want to return to that place; that state of mind.

I also want a place I can return to between trips into the world where all of my creature comforts and stuff is; a place to call home where I can do anything I want however I want. A place that is relatively quiet from street noise, sirens, and neighbors.

A small house in a moderately sized town, where living doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, could be that place. Somewhere within biking distance from groceries, transit, and other comforts like restaurants and cafes. Maybe somewhere with year round moderate temperatures, though a little heat and a short chill is fine too.

My introversion is leaking.
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philmach From: philmach Date: June 21st, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fresno, except maybe for the summers.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: June 21st, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
California? Huh. I was avoiding California due to the cost of housing but as long as I stayed away from major cities, like San Francisco and Los Angeles, that could still be a possibility. I don't think I've ever been to Fresno before; looks like I should do some research. Thanks!
philmach From: philmach Date: June 22nd, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Might be good. That's where I live now, and so far it hasn't been too bad unless you loathe the heat ... but considering you lived in Vegas, you'd most likely be fine.

It's way cheaper than SF or LA, and only about 3 to 4 hours from either so with the amount you'll save on housing, etc. you'll be able to afford to travel for the weekend.
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