So i'm in a bit of a transitional crossroads and wanted some (mostly) non-biased opinions on it, as you lot have been helpful with this stuff in the past before:
I'm having a total re-think about everything at the moment. I quit my job a couple weeks ago and since then have been on holiday. It's been a nice relaxing time but now I'm back to real life and trying to decide what to do and where to live.
I quit my job because, although comforting, I had been in it just under 2 years and there was no real progression to be had with it. It was largely unchallenging and brainless and while there were a couple nice things about it, it didn't really stimulate me in any way any more and it was kinda making me miserable as a result.
On top of this, I'm also considering using this as a potential opportunity to move. I live in London currently and have done for just over 2 years. Despite some enjoyable things, as a whole I've not really had a massively positive experience living here. I find the usual classic stuff wrong with it: too expensive, too big, too busy, generally cold, brutal and unwelcoming.
The things currently keeping me here are my two bands and having a nice place to live, which I am truly lucky to have in that it is a nice space with my friends, isn't too expensive (for London) and is fairly well located.
My alternative options are: Go back to my parents place in Norwich for a bit, which while isn't ideal (I'd be sleeping in the living room) would mean I'd be saving money on rent (would just need to chip in for food/bills) and I'd still live in a relatively commutable distance from London for my bands. I'm going back for a week this week to consider what this would be like.
OR move back to Glasgow. I was back in Glasgow last week and as usual, like every time I've been up since moving, I have had a brilliant time and still love the place. It is a great size of city where between it (and occasionally Edinburgh) I can get everything I like from London there, it is much more affordable and I still have lots of friends and family up there. While this would be a bit of a struggle initially, I've had to re-apply for my old jobs up there as temporary work for the next couple months, I feel I could be a lot happier there as I have a lot of great memories which I could re-kindle but also as a new challenge, as I would treat it a bit differently this time. The problems with this is that it makes my bands much more difficult (Post Louis have said they would still want me even if I move, partly as one of the guitarists is at uni in Edinburgh now and because the next few months is going to be recording rather than playing, but Spoilers I'd probably have to leave) and not only that, I would have to start again re:bands in Glasgow AND I'm a tiny bit worried that I'm basing this on nostalgia and am perhaps remembering with rose tinted glasses.
As things stand, I need to do some part time/cash in hand work right now, in London (or Norwich), so if anyone knows of any, that would be much appreciated. Also As I'm going to Norwich for a week from this Wednesday, if any one knows anyone who needs a room for a week, I'm sub-letting it for 7 nights for £150.
Thanks in advance!