Some people work like crazy with fierce blood, sweat and tears to save up enough money to buy a house. What is some peoples’ dream, is Teacake’s nightmare. Owning a house is my WORST nightmare. If I did bad stuff and the earth police told me I had to buy a house and live there forever, I would cry a river. I would be like one of The Prisoner’s buddies, desperately holding hands with him as we tried to escape from the island and THAT white ball.
I love to get as deep into a culture as possible to fully live, breathe, smell, taste and see it. Give or take a year though and my feet are piping hot and gaining superhuman speed. I need to get out of there. Once I’ve learnt everything I can and achieved everything I want to, it’s time to go. If I was to buy a house, I’d feel extremely tied down and every morning would look like this:
A new place = a new challenge. I don’t like to get too comfortable and be at that point where I ride to work on autopilot, not remembering how I got there or saw along the way.
I just can’t sit still and I love it. Every time I move, I find my new favourite restaurant, an unexplored park, a friendly drinking hole, locals who I’m gonna buy exotic fruits and plain old onions from. It’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland playing over and over again but there’s always a new chapter. Remember those Choose your own Adventure books? That’s my life and I thank the cosmos everyday for giving me such kick ass freedom to do that.
Some people may argue that I don’t know how to hold down a relationship, quit life too easily or once I meet the right one I won’t want to move. I beg to differ. If I meet Mr. Right, he’s not going to want a house or any mini Teacakes either and go vroom vroom off into the sunset with me *fingers crossed and more on Teacake’s love life here*.
I love every place I go to but with the world being so fantastic and me unfortunately not having eternal life, there’s only so much a slow traveller can get round to in one lifetime. You may be in paradise but there’s another paradise around the corner too! You gotta go!
There’s only one house I would ever consider and that’s a tiny house. One I can move wherever I want to go! I found out about these about 5 years ago and they’ve steadily been bursting through into the public eye. For hippies like Teacake, I think they’re the perfect compromise. If you’re interested in learning more about them, have a lookie here.