Saturday, September 22, 2007

Pros and Cons

Why I love living in a big city
  1. The restaurants, the culture
  2. Thanks to the metro I don't have to deal with traffic and I can go anywhere I want
  3. The anonymity - If I go out not looking my best I don't give a damn because I'll never see these people again! And nobody is minding my business!
  4. The city lights
  5. The shopping
  6. Meeting people from all over the world

What I miss about small island life
  1. Sunshine all year round!
  2. The beach
  3. The warmth and friendliness of the people
  4. The feeling of connection
  5. The music, fetes and dancing (I really miss dancing!)
  6. Knowing where to go and who to call to get anything done
  7. Did I mention the beach?
  8. The mangoes! I'd kill for a julie mango!
  9. The food in general
  10. My friends I've known since childhood
You might be wondering what brought this on. I'm not feeling discontent with my life in France (stop worrying Mummy), but I recently signed up on Facebook and have been contacting old friends, and the memories have come rushing back. Most of the time I don't realise just how different my life is, as different as it could get really. And even though the "things I miss" list is larger then the living in a big city list, I'm staying right here. For now. Because if I did a "Things I love about living in France with my husband" list it would most definitely be longer than the things that I miss.


lilalia said...

Making lists is a good activity. It clears out your priority sinuses. Even if one list is longer than the other, there are invisible weights connected to each item. So, living in France weights are stronger and keep you grounded in your happy life.

Debbi T said...
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Debbi T said...

I loved reading your lists, Fran! You should totally do a layout about this!

P.S. Thank you for visiting my blog! :-)

Liz said...

hey I added you to my facebook =0)
I know how you feel!! i've been there1

*Paula* said...

Awww... but it's good to be aware of all those kinds of things - right? I love your comments about "Things I love about living in France with my husband" list :)