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Escaping City Life

by May Hyde (follow)
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I lived the city life and I’m sick of it. I was tired of the traffic, pollution, noise, rush, competition, and conversations of the city. Everybody compared: clothes, jobs, where they lived, renovations, costs of renovations, and value of homes, capital gains, avoiding capital gains, restaurants, reviews of restaurants.

People collected overseas holidays like trading cards just to show thousands of photographs and say ‘I did that’; they would compete with each other on who is travelling the longest, the roughest, the richest, the most remote.

I threw all that aside. I set a goal, to live a simpler life, away from the hurried nonsense of the city. No more cancelled trains, screeching cars, $20/hr car parks.

This is only my second month having moved from Melbourne to a medium sized coastal town in New South Wales. And I love it. I swear that every home in Melbourne has the drone of a highway either nearby or in the distance. Here, though, I can’t hear cars. My back yard has Kookaburras, lorikeets, king parrots, a koala drops in once a week. I can hear the ocean at night. I’m not in a remote location. I’m just not surrounded by roads. The ocean is a 20 minute walk away, a 3 minute drive. There’s a library, an airport, a shopping centre, I think there’s two shopping centres (I don’t shop). I have fast internet. But most importantly, I have the ocean, and I don’t have the traffic or the rat race.

Life has changed completely.

Your life can change too. You just have to set a goal, be brave, and work hard to reach that goal.

What is it that you want from life? What do you REALLY want? If you love the fast pace of the city, the competitive nature, shopping, etc, then that is alright. It just did not suit me. I tried it. I did it. I loathe it.

If you want a quieter life, a simpler life, then have a sit down and start thinking about how you can achieve that. Probably the first thing that will come to mind is… MONEY. How can you afford to live a simpler life, right? All the money, all the jobs, are in or near the cities. True. There is money online as well. Millions, or cents. I don’t know how to make millions, not yet anyway! And if I ever figure it out, I’ll write an article on Self Avenue about it.

I set a goal four years ago to work hard, save as much as possible, and change my life. It was not a quick change. four years seems short, but it went forever. To stay focused over that time on savings is difficult. But if I had lapsed, if I spent my savings or lost my focus, then I would not have been able to make my Sea Change.

You will not get your Sea Change (or other type of change) immediately. You will have to work for it. Are you ready to work for it? To concentrate on your goal. To stay focused. It can be tiring. It is challenging. Nobody will understand it except for you. Nobody will know why you’re not spending hundreds-thousands of dollars a year on clothes, restaurants, drinking, coffee. Only YOU will know and only you will understand how important it is.

Make your decision and commit to it. And you will find happiness at the end of the journey. (Don’t forget to be happy during the journey as well!).

# Life
# Change
# Happiness
# Relaxation
# Priority
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