When I was a little boy, all i dreamed about was one day moving to New York. Living in Manhattan and working at a magazine like Vogue while I lived in an apartment that had a bellboy and doorman that I knew by name. I would greet them everyday on my way to work. It sounded like the perfect dream life and this was something I wanted up until I was a teenager.
Then situations changed. I became more aware of the actual downfalls of living in New York. It's first of all so expensive compared to places that are comparatively a lot nicer. Also, medical care in America comes at a giant premium that would cripple me, I would have no money left. New York is also notoriously unfriendly and busy. I have grown to hate metropolitan areas that are like this. so all in all, I have come to despise the idea of living in New York. Bizarre how time can change things like that so dramatically.
Then I discovered Norway. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places in the world. Norway provides links to the most Scandinavian of destinations. It means I would easily be able to travel to places like Switzerland, Belgium, Finland and Iceland with ease. These are countries i’ve always wanted to visit. Norway is also the perfect climate for my cold hearted ways. I’ve always said that i’d rather live in an icy country with lots of snow where you can wrap up warm and cosy than live in extreme heat. I think I was always supposed to be born in somewhere cold like Norway, so really i’m just wanting to go back to where i’m supposed to be. it’s fate that I live there.
One of the best things bout living in Norway is the Aurora Borealis. The natural light spectacle that i’ve always wanted to see. It would be absolutely amazing to see this on my doorstep. I imagine living in a small painted red wood house near a frozen Norwegian lake. I would write my books and get inspiration from the surroundings around me. I would have bookshelves to my ceilings and an exposed fire for when the nights get especially chilly. It would be great. Everybody would want to come and visit me in my great Norwegian haven.
One day I want children. When that days comes, it would be so much fun for them to be able to play in the snow, to skate on the thick ice around our home and to build crazy snow sculptures that are particularly Instagram worthy.
Now i’ve told you where i’ve always dreamt about living, now it’s your turn. In the comments, tell me in just a few words where you have always wanted to live. I think the reasons for why different people want to settle in different places will always be an interesting subject. All humans were meant to explore. This is what life is about.
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