All of my friends are leaving the country. Well not all all of them, but many. Some are already gone, and a few are always emailing saying how brilliant it is away from Ireland.
Two of my good friends in fact, one now lives in Italy and one in Spain, could not wait to leave, and the odd time (Christmas usually) they get home, they spend their time bitching about how crap it is at home, and comparing the 'pace of life' in their new residences.
I kinda get to thinking aren't you brilliant, you left the country, do you want a medal? This has turned into a bit of a rant, but it really gets my goat, when people expect that you are going to be fecking off for a year travelling, or (much worse) 'finding yourself' in Australia or wherever. This finding yourself business is the greatest pile of rubbish.
Anywho my point i think is, that people often ask me am i going/when am i going/why amn't i going. They think that i'm missing out because i'm not away finding myself (shudder). By next February 5 of my close friends will have left the country, a few permanently, and they'll come home to visit and think i'm mad for not going too.