Being a typical Capricorn, I think and analyse about every major decision that I have to make. Actually I lie – it’s *every* decision that I make, big and small. The thought of moving elsewhere to work and to experience another city has been bouncing around my head for a very long time. And yet I remain in Perth.
The pragmatic side of me rationalise staying here easily: familiarity with people and places, and the lifestyle. I’ve got enough money to live on, and to socialise with. Why move, right? On the other hand, after frequent travels here and there, I have begun to wonder if I’m truly comfortable and content, or am I afraid of change?
Tonight, I found out something that provided me with a kick in the bum. Simon may get a job in Korea. It’s a 6-week in, and 2-week out thing. Money is good (VERY good), and the accomodation and the flights back to Perth are all provided. It’s a no-brainer and I told him he should take it.
Which means I will have no regular drinking buddy anymore. No one else in my age group goes out like Simon and I do, and although I know younger people they aren’t real friends as such. And I can forget about going to raves for a while. All this just means that my social life is gonna go down the crapper.
It’s a none too subtle hint for me to consider a change. If I have to build up my social life once more, I might as well do it in a different city. I’ve decided to make a decision (how Capricorn-ish!) by the end of June. At this stage, it’s a toss-up between Singapore and Sydney. Both have their good and bad points. Some family members have also been trying hard to persuade me to consider Shanghai as well. Decisions, decisions. 😉