"In about one year you'll have it all figured outThese big city dreams are what you're about
Walking like strangers among these states
Only time will tell how long I can wait."
"Big City Dreams" -- Never Shout Never
Needless to say, I dream of moving to the city. Almost daily (er..and currently), I am sitting in my room in this small town in the Pennsylvania suburbs a.k.a the middle of nowhere, just wishing I had somewhere where I could get dressed in a city chic outfit, head out the door, and walk to a cute cafe or a store, since I don't drive. Being constantly pent up in my house is driving me crazy. Yeah, it was great in the beginning of Summer because I got to get a bunch of things accomplished I didn't have enough time to do during the year. But now, I yearn to be where the excitement is.
I want to have the chance to broaden my horizons. My ultimate life goal is to travel the world. I could go on and on about the various places I would love to visit. Earth is a vast place with a plethora of people, culture, & land and I want to see it all. If I had it my way and money wasn't so tight, I would be at one of those places now, indulging myself in new experiences. I've only been in Korea when I was born, which obviously I do not remember since I moved away when I was four months old. But here I am.
I want to meet new people! Where I live, it isn't so small where you know every single family in the community, but often times, that's what it feels like. The people I see, I've practically grown up with from elementary, to middle school, to high school. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore my friends, but often I wish there were more people to meet and get to know. But here I am.
As I said, before, I want to have the ability to step out my door and go somewhere -- anywhere. Where I live, the nearest place to walk to is the Dollar Store a couple of miles away. When I am in a city, If one day I don't feel like bumming around in my sweats, I can call up a friend and walk out the door. If one day I am craving some Japanese food, I can walk a few blocks to hit up an Asian restaurant and grab some Starbucks on the way.
I am not saying that I despise my hometown and that it's boring. In fact, it's quite nice because of how calm and peaceful it always seems to be, but I guess being here my whole life, I get tired of it. I need something new. Hence, my own big city dreams. When I eventually move out one day and go to a city, this is how I want to feel about it. Reading Cheri's post about made me feel good about myself and I felt happy for her. It also made me realize how much I cannot wait to head to a city and find one that I can comfortably call home.
Finally, I want to go to a city to find myself. It will allow me to be away from people I've known my whole life. I am so ready to experience what the world has to offer on my own. I know that this comes with a heavy responsibility, but that's life. C'est la vie. I don't know who I am yet, but all I know is that I am ready to head out and learn what life is like beyond the place I've only ever known.