Monday, September 24, 2012

the rat race

the older i get, the less patience i have. living in la. on a main street where cars and sirens and people walking is an all day every day type of thing. we live right next to a large mall. across the street from a majorly crowded park. there are people everywhere!

i am totally not complaining that we have a roof over our heads. alone as a couple.  just seriously have zero patience for all these cars.drivers.people. it is a complete crazy rat race!

we cannot go anywhere in our town or towns nearby without being bombarded. drives me crazy! drives tony crazy! going to the grocery store or Costco, i feel like i have to have had a few drinks beforehand to calm myself down and not be so antsy and on edge.

i grew up in la. i have lived here all my life. i know this craziness is part of the package when living here. so i cannot figure out why, recently my patience level has decreased ten-fold with other people. people in this town just bother me. they are so rude. so unfriendly. everyone honks at everything. the light literally just changed and everyone starts laying on their horns. hold on a minute folks, i have to move my foot from the brake to the gas. it has to click in my brain that the light changed. i have to make sure no one is running the red everyone here does. i have probably used my horn no more than ten times. ever! i just think it is rude and should only be used for necessity. not for impatience.

living in a town with a population over a million probably doesn't help. la is probably my problem. just too many darn people here. i never realized it before because i lived in a suburb of la and just didn't really have to deal with it. but now, living in la...i just cannot take it anymore.

tony and i have decided we need to live in a town where there is no more than 150,000 people. a place where people are friendly. where they actually smile and say hi as you walk by.

i want to live in a town where i can walk into a store and the accepted language is english. it bothers me so much to walk into a store and the employees are chatting in another language. i just think that is so rude! do that on your own time....but to others it is rude!! don't get me i am all for speaking another language. slowly learning italian myself, but....we are in america, please speak english.

sometimes we have to get to places a million hours earlier than needed just because of the amount of time it takes to get there. there amount of people that will be there. it gets very tiresome.

i feel like living here stresses me out. we are both stressed every day. that isn't a life. that isn't healthy. it bothers me so much that we let ourselves feel like this. but i know it isn't us. i talk to my parents about it and they feel the same about it. it is just the lifestyle that la makes for itself. it is a stressful place. i imagine ny is pretty similar?!?

i think there comes a time in your life when you want to settle down and not live in the hustle and bustle. enjoy life. stress free.

don't get me wrong i have loved growing up here. living here my whole life. but i think it is time for a change. a change that we can enjoy. love. a place to raise our future kids in.

we don't want to be in this rat race anymore.

we want a slower pace of life... now if we could only decide 100% on that place, we would be good to go.


Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Can I just say that I had a meeting no more than 8 miles away from my house...and it took me an hour and 15 minutes to get there! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! HA!

I am totally on board and this weekend wont be any better because of Carmagedon! Good luck, Lady!

Eric's Mommy said...

I'm totally not a city person, our town has about 3,000 people.

Rebekah said...

I don't think I could handle living there! Our town has 3,000 people but the surrounding area is MUCH bigger. It's nice living in a quieter area!

The Vintage Modern Wife said...

I think moving might do some good for you!