when I thought I would like to live on a boat for a year. Someone already mentioned this, living in a large city on the water - convenient, unique, less expensive perhaps.
As time passes I realize that is one dream that I'll have to pass on as an adventure. As a permanent living arrangement
I don't think so. For the same reasons others have mentioned - boring and would feel like a prisoner...besides, where would I be without my cats?
Having always been a city girl I'm still amazed at myself how quickly and favorably I've taken to the country. I live in our childhood home (LONG story) at the end of town, at the end of a dead-end street, tucked between two streams at the bottom of a hill - all this and only 45 km from the capital city, Budapest. My cats have never been happier, I'm learning gardening and the air is fresh. This year I'm planning to start a crop of asparagus and perhaps learn to make cheese as there are still a few producers in the village with cows.
Plan for the long term and always remain flexible. Life is constantly changing.