Saturday, October 16, 2010

the leftovers from a thanksgiving conversation

Right now I want to be in Regina with friends and family and I also really want to be in Edmonton with my sweety!  On one hand I have spent most of my life in Regina and have many ties, connections, family, friends, a great job and a ridiculous amount of fun here.  On the other hand I realize you only live once and there is a great big world to explore with many many wonderful people and places to learn from, grow and develop.  I want to see the world and at the same time I recognize the carbon costs associated with seeing world (climate change, energy peaking).  Thinking about living away from your family or your sweetheart brings 'love miles' into the equation which George Monbiot talks about here.

If its about being happy and you are happy how can you tell if you are ready for a change?  How do you know if you will be more happy somewhere else?  How to balance family, friends and your novia (sweetheart)?  Ask yourself will I have any regrets if I spend all my days in one spot?  will I be truly content?  Recent research summarized here, on the people that live the longest in the world indicates that they tend to stay with their family and friends in one spot their entire lives...

What is your story, what are your thoughts on home, living once and making the most of it, balancing love miles and environmental concerns...


  1. I did it and it worked out pretty well for me. That being said, now that I've done it, I want to move back home. :)

  2. Hey Curtis, I really like what you are working on. I will have more to say on the matter soon (working on a project regarding the concept of wealth).

    In the meantime however, I recently wrote a piece on the concept of prosperity. You can find it here:

  3. I think that if you always follow your instincts you can never go wrong by you. If things don't pan out than you should have no regrets because you followed your instincts. I think that there are less environmentally hazardous ways to travel which all depends on where you want to go.

    I think you should set up a life for yourself that you enjoy, it seems that you have, and if you want to change it you will.