Pining over someplace else
We were away for spring break to explore all that is Von Trapp (some of you know that I have two little girls obsessed with the Sound of Music). During our time away from the States, we started to wonder: "Could we be better suited in a place outside the US?" I found myself wanting to live in a place where farmer's markets were commonplace and the way-of-doing-business, not where farmer's markets needed subsidizing, organizing, planning, or all the rest. I found myself wanting to live in a place where walking or cycling were the primary modes of transportation, not where cars were the dominant vehicle. I found myself wanting to live in a place where space was efficient, not where space was just another thing to fill with all our goods.
Don't get me wrong. We love Portland. But, we just got this feeling that we just can't seem to shake.
Do you ever have this feeling? The feeling of wanting to live somewhere other than Portland, OR? The feeling of pining over someplace else? Perhaps places outside of America? Perhaps where you have lived before? Perhaps to be closer to family? Have you lived "abroad"?
Or, do you know for certain that Portland is the place for you and your family?