| NickP wrote:|
|.Chancer wrote: As an (un)genuine person I can honestly say that where I live is not the best! Someone has to live in these places though. I agree with your comment Chancer. but your choice of where to live was a commercial one, not a lifestyle choice.|
If only I could claim credit for having made a shrewd commercial choice Nick, it was a lifestyle choice in that I wanted to get away from my previous consumerist life and also to get away from where I was living/socialising, had I remained I may have ended up in prison, I virtually gave away a successfull business in order to leave, the commercial choice would have been to remain. I was setting off travelling and had I not found my destiny during that time I was going to return to this part of France to try my luck, I knew someone here and I had a vague promise of a job offer as a welder/fabricator in a factory, I had percieved a lifestyle here through my rose tinted lenses that could not be further than the actuality.
Just before leaving I happened apon my place by chance (or destiny), it was very cheap and I love a challenge so I snapped it up without even thinking, within 15 minutes we were with the Notaire signing away my future, on returning some 15 months later I had no idea of how to eventually exploit the building, the besta dvice then was to do long term unfurnished rentals to local people as there was a drastic shortage, I met someone doing just that with an identical place and he had never had a day without rent, whenever an appart was vacated he had 40 people vying for it, the only sensible thaing that I did was to keep an open mind and my options open, the rest has been sheer fluke.
And yes, to do what I currently do and remain sane has to be a lifestyle choice, shame it wasn't mine there are plenty of easier ways of making a commercial success.