I moved to B.C. from a small town in Ontario for a little over a year. I thought Vancouver would be such an amazing place to live. So much to see and explore. Well unfortunately its amazing only if you have money. What I got was working 80 hours of week and barely getting by here. People are just so unhappy here. Its not uncommon for people to have 3 jobs and still be broke. Everything just costs so much. The cost of housing, car insurance, MSP, and it never ends. Most people are afraid of being evicted from their basement suites and apartments on a monthly basis. I have literally made 2 friends in 1 year and I am a very social person.
The guys here are just so strange as well. I never figured out the dating culture here.
People just aren't friendly like I am used to. Most people just spend their weekends exhausted from their jobs and watch Netflix because everything costs so much. Why don't people smile and make small talk. Everyone just cares about themselves.
So I am moving back to Ontario to my small town where everyone knows everyone else. I can enjoy the same lifestyle as here while working full time in retail. I will live with my folks till I get a full time job or two. Save up for a year or so and buy a townhouse or a house. I might work 80 hours a week there just to save up. I have learned that I can do it. Don't understand how people can work 80 hours a week here for years and not even be able to afford a 1 bedroom apartment.
I didn't realize how amazing a place I came from until I lived here long enough and I can't wait to get back.
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