The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I'm eventually going to have to leave Boston forever.« on: July 14, 2014, 02:13:31 pm »
So, some reasons she's given thus far are she hates the snow, and shoveling, she hates relying on public transportation to get to work, she hates the cost of living, the people here are rude and unfriendly, the weather in general.
Hang on a minute.
Not using public transport will increase your cost of living. Not being in a major population centre will surely have crappier public transport which makes a car required/increases cost of living again.
I think the term that needs discussing is "opportunity cost" as it doesn't seem realistic to meet all these needs outside of Magical Land.
People and the weather are terrible everywhere. It's a worldwide problem in this century.
I think that I should point out that since she and I realize this is probably the biggest decision we'll ever make together, we know we're going to have to compromise quite a bit, and weigh the pros and cons. Her most important parameter is that she fucking hates Boston. Mine are there's no fucking way I'm moving to California, and the further we move from Boston, if it also involves moving further away from Ireland, the less happy I'm going to be about it. Unless both dad and grandpa die in the next three years at which point I have no particularly strong reason to go there, since I'll probably start vacationing in Boston instead.