Deciding to make the move to Tampa, Florida was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in recent memory. I’ve been struggling with depression and dissatisfaction with my job lately but felt that I had no options before me. Depression tricks the mind into accepting the current status quo and it’s our job to shake things up, to wake up the brain to the options that are always before us. Stumbling onto http://www.altishighlandpark.com was one of those things that shook me awake from my white collar status quo. A new place. A new challenge. It was pure potential that lay before me; this is what wakes up the mind to help cast off depression. Sure, it was only moving to Florida but Florida has long been a destination that I’ve kept in mind for future living. Ever since I was a kid I’ve wanted to live there – maybe not for the rest of my life but there’s nothing wrong with short term.
I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s mans natural state to wander. Not being able to pick up our life and take it with us on the go is a serious challenge to sustaining our happiness. Even living here amongst all this modern, techno-driven luxury of the Highland Park isn’t going to be enough to keep me fulfilled. It’s new, it’s shiny and it’s very lovely here but there will always remain the desire for something different once the new shine fades. This is why I prefer apartment living over buying myself a home; at least I can more easily break a lease if I should decide to live somewhere else. I think there is an inherent stability in choosing to live somewhere new year to year. It’s far too easy to fall into the trap of inactivity.