A friend of mine who grew up in Canberra, but no longer lives here, once told me that this town is like the Hotel California: You can check in any time you like, but you can never leave.
It depressed me no end. I think I am over it now, sort of.
How many people, including myself, arrived in Canberra with a five year plan, only to realise 15 years later that with a mortgage, a job and a couple of kids, it is the posting that never ends?
With relatives and friend who live in sunny QLD and cosmopolitan Melbourne the topic of when I am going to leave Canberra and the question as to WHY I continue to live here never seems to tire.
Has anyone here ever had a visitor say, “wow, how lucky are YOU to live here! I wish I could!”
What come backs do I have?
What have you used?