It isn’t effortless. But it’s so much more straightforward than what we cheer for. A moment in time. A lapse of a second where we make a decision, buy a plane ticket and let time do its thing. More or less preparation, suddenly you’re there. Now what? One has two choices. To leverage quiet time and let the change sink in, or fill each moment with a local activity to speed up the accommodation process, even though one might fall into the vacation trap, and become socially exhausted if not careful.
What makes a house a home?
Having a community of friends: engaging with coworkers, inviting people for coffee chats, friendly dates outside of work. As a good friend and mentor once told me, the aim is to meet as many people as possible for the first 3 months, unfiltered, and increase the filters as you advance.
Having a hobby: something to keep you creative, and active. You don’t necessarily need to be good at it. A way to optimize both is to invite people to do activities with you.
Making the house comfy and personalized: giving your house a personality, having pictures of people you love and who inspire you. Combine variations of feng shui, the Chinese geomancy.
Having a local place: a coffee place, a park, a library. Whatever brings you the most joy and allows you to escape the reality of routine for a while.
Knowing the city: bookmarking places you want to explore and gain the ability to position yourself geographically.
Random reflections of the week:
Why stoically leverage our emotional status when we can have such low lows which are shorter than the high highs we can experience if we decide to pour the full glass on the table?
If living on the hedge is scary, try commencing a middle road in the city hall. You’ll fall out until you stop wasting your energy on flattening the curve and save some coins to build the underpinning.
People are fundamentally good. Nature or nurture?