I will be stuck in the flat for the next couple of mornings due to a cold.
I just looked out my front balcony at my little quiet street, and it undoubtedly makes me appreciate this small city I live in, as well as the simplicity of it all.
The biggest disadvantage of living here is not seeing my family and friends back home as much as I used to, but I feel compelled to stay because the United States has become too wasteful and too fast for me. It appears that all of my friends are purchasing air conditioners and boilers in order to improve the condition of their homes, even though everything was fine to begin with. I have seen it time and again with people building larger homes than they need to exist, and all of their energy goes into consumption, leaving no energy for creative endeavors. I left my local supplier in 2008 when I decided to transport to NYC to do comedy full time, and I am glad I did because working on air duct cleaning tasks each afternoon was sucking the soul out of my body. There is nothing wrong with doing a trade and making money, but when you feel like there is something inside you that needs to come out, you must listen and pursue it. I ran my local corporation for ten years before deciding that I needed a break from the Heating, Ventilation, and air conditioning equipment world, as well as the hustle and bustle of daily life back home.