Help me island my life
June 24, 2014 6:24 PM Subscribe
I will admit up front that this is a vague, cerebral kind of question. I'm not sure how to make it less so at this point, so if you can wade through, I'd really appreciate it. Wall-o-text ahoy.
posted by msbadcrumble to Grab Bag (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've always been unhappy with where I live. The weather traps me indoors half the year. There is no unique scenery, & what is here I'm incredibly tired of seeing. I'm way beyond over it. Additionally, my life isn't working for me. I haven't found gainful employment despite years of applying. The job I do have is a low, precarious position seemingly akin to that of an intern where I have to scavenge for things to do in different areas or departments. My current environment/daily life is rushed, unfulfilling, stressful, emotionally unhealthy, counter-productive to growth & improvement, aesthetically dismal. What I long for is constant & consistent access to the outdoors & pleasant weather (warm, sunny, beachy), a less pressured life, interaction with fun, positive, (emotionally & physically) healthy people, a sense of purpose, a way to support myself financially. I suppose all of these things can be condensed into "peace & contentment". It is hard to describe in words, so if the above isn't helping, what I'm picturing is a (year-round) warm, sunny, breezy beach locale that offers unique, outdoor-friendly employment opportunities, smiling people (myself included - gasp!), where I have lots of opportunities for recreation & building a support network, feeling healthy and at peace (not anxious, sick, stressed, frustrated, defeated and deeply unhappy as I do now on a daily basis). I don't know how to make this happen. Have any of you traded your crap, non-working life for something you longed for? Does it work, or is it just a pipe dream that I'll never achieve? What steps did you take? What concrete things can I do to get myself there within a short amount of time? I feel incredibly stuck, trapped in my life & circumstances & nothing I've tried to change it has worked at all. If you've made it this far, thanks for reading.