I moved to London to work full time for a bank in summer 2015. I was also studying to complete my masters over there as well. Before I left, my mom told me that tired cliché: the grass is not always greener on the other side.
Deep down I knew she was right, but I blankly told her that I needed to “find my grass.”
So, where does the green grass grow? Well I’m happy to let you know that it can be found.
It’s not what you might be thinking. I’m not starting this community/blog in my new studio flat in London. Nope. I’m back home on the east coast of the U.S.A.
The grass is not a location. It’s not an exact destination you can pinpoint with latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates. The grass is a bit more elusive and individual.
The grass is you. It’s what you want to achieve and what you do to achieve what you want. It’s your choice of career, partner, hobbies—all of that. Perhaps the grass is more like an environment. It’s an environment akin to your own beliefs, artistry and individuality. You cultivate this environment and wherever you end up—the location—is just the by-product.
The physical location is not the determining factor to find a better way. Instead you need to find yourself. You need to fully accept yourself and what you want to do.