What places hold particular allure for you; where might you like to live?
I’ve written a bit before about the allure of NYC. Is that still there? Yes.
At the same time, I think I could be interested in just about any city.
Suburbia is so…..sterile isn’t the word. Uniform, maybe? Things aren’t as bad as they once were, but I hate that I have to spend 20+ minutes in a car to do just about anything.
If I could still drive, it might not be such an issue. The ridesharing apps do afford me a bit of freedom (especially since there’s really no paratransit service here), but I like to have, at least, the option to go do what I want to do when I want to do it.
I still might not with my current employment situation, but things like getting to the doctor would certainly be easier.
Would I do more? Perhaps.
But back to the topic, and New York, I think I could be happy in almost any city that has some of the things that come along with being in a city.
I don’t care about having a yard for kids to play in. (Though, maybe, there is some temptation in having one to tell kids to get off of….) I can’t mow one, anyway.
The much-maligned tax bill from 2017 actually eliminates the incentive to rent a house from a bank for the tax benefits, so the push is gone.
It’s difficult to write this without a Budweiser radio commercial running through my scarred brain; something along the lines of the local deli owner who gets morning coffee.
But, so, while the intrigue is NYC, I think my desires would be fulfilled anywhere where I could find a place to be comfortable.
Even if I don’t have the energy to fully-partake at this point, I’d like to be somewhere that I can participate when it does come.
The goal at this point is DC. Maybe somewhere else will happen someday.