For a long time, and looking back, I've lived most of my time as I see it as living by my wits. Taking some of the opportunities that come my way and enjoying them, yet at the same time falling back on my old faithful way of enjoying the world, which for me is I have to admit, as shallow as perhaps it may sound, good food, some travel, company I enjoy, solitary time, nice homely enjoyable pubs .
Much of my jobs have evolved round what's there in the city. An attempt at balance between earning money and having the time to enjoy my own space, although it's not always been a perfect balance.
I've rarely if ever looked forward (much to my ILI brothers charinge, being a farsighted type I suppose).
Do you ever think about retiring or settling down?
For once I think i'm developing a sort of life goal. My overall aim is to develop a niche of earning a living and settling down somewhere fairly remote, a small village in the Highlands. (I live in Scotland). I think that such an environment with open spaces is a good place to bring up children, an environment where there's fresh air, little crime and everyone in the community has a purpose to contribute. The open space of the countryside and the terrain also provides me with plenty opportunity to be alone with my thoughts, yet ideally, within a family, a sense of belonging also.
Of course, a lot of this depends on what my other half would want to do, she may be a city lover .
So I suppose it's good to have a plan of some sorts eventually?
What's your thoughts on this, settling down, the future etc?
Or maybe i'm just rambling!
Here it is: complete my going back to uni, travel the world a little bit, then settle down in a rural area!