I decided to make this blog in relations to the saying that's in this blog title.
So, the question is basically, "will going to another country make me happy?" Truth be told when I was in Taiwan a year ago, I was happy because I found a somewhat balanced lifestyle. Going to the gym 3 or 4 times a week (and the food I ate was very light, so I lost my beer belly), going to barcraft events, going to class, going places with friends, drinking less... etc. But this is far from, figuratively speaking, a destination. It was a way of life that I had that I loved.
The place where I live now is in the American Midwest, Oklahoma to be more exact. I don't really like being here (or at least where I am geographically now) because I perceive that there is less to do here (and to some extent, the rest of America) that I enjoy doing with my spare time. I drive everywhere I go, I don't go to the gym, and I also perceive that I don't have the option of eating healthy.
My parents are talking about hooking me up with a job that pays 6 figures a year (in USD) when I graduate, but that would involve me coming back to America for quite some time, and I feel as though it would drive me crazy. Also, why are my parents trying to hand me a career? I tend to think that this means they look down on me. Whether or not I take this opportunity entirely depends on my perception of how it looks, job security thereof, etc.
I use the term "perceive" rather heavily because one's attitude towards a situation is entirely a perception. Maybe if I get this job that my parents want me to take, it will force me to relocate to a place in America that I might like a little better. I can't say that I've ever left the American midwest except for going to Canada once for three days, and being stationed on a U.S. Military installation somewhere abroad as a child.
In reality, what I would rather do is go back to Taiwan and teach English as my main job and maybe do the odd casting job on the side, or even give back to the eSports community in Taiwan, and work towards getting my Taiwanese green card, because this is the only happy healthy lifestyle that I've known. I am not blinded by having this once positive mindset. When I first arrived in Taiwan, I actually hated being there, the university system was actually quite backwards (to the extent that I wanted to leave at one point, and was considering doing so), but after a while I accepted the condition I was in, stayed, and tried to make the best of it. The result was me being happy with what I had.
I am of course, more than welcome to hear your thoughts my fellow members of TL.net.
EDIT: I think my mother's condition is getting better, but doctors informed us that she still needs radiation therapy and hormone suppressants. Breast cancer is, indeed, a nuissance.
EDIT 2: I failed to mention that I am now going to Korea for sure in August. I'm hoping to see a GSL or two while I'm there.