Montreal Hits Rock-Bottom

I was going to write a huge rant on Montreal and how sick I am of its daily insults when I thought better. Why? Because, well, to be vague and a tad cheesy: no place is perfect and yet there is no place like home.

I have lived for 27 years in Montreal – most of my life – and have always professed my love and enthusiasm for it. I even used to go as far as defending it heatedly in banterous discussions with my friends. Mostly friends who did not grow up in Montreal. Now I know they knew what they were talking about. Because I have hit ROCK BOTTOM with this city.

Late 2010 I started thinking it then I started saying it more and more…the unthinkable: “I’m sick of Montreal.” My friends were pleasingly shocked and gave me the “I told you so!” face. Oh God.

Ok, I don’t want this post to turn into that furious rant on Montreal because I know…I know I’ll always love it, even with its headache-inducing flaws. I know I don’t want to say all those mean things about Montreal. I know it has harsh winters, I know the roads and unions insult the intelligence of its citizens that technically own these roads, I know Montrealers are confrontational, provocative and racist at times, but I won’t mention it. I’m just sad the whole city disappoints.

Like Ariel in the Little Mermaid (don’t ask, I’m not in a normal state of mind right now lol), who wanted to explore a whole new world, I am finally ready to leave, explore and live in another city. One day I might return to Montreal, but for now: I’ve had enough, merci infiniment.

Wish me luck! dxxx

When’s it my turn?

Wouldn’t I love

Love to explore that shore above?

Out of the sea

Wish I could be

Part of that world

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5 Responses to “Montreal Hits Rock-Bottom”
  1. Draekko says:

    Been feeling it for a few years now, eyeing Toronto or maybe somewhere in BC eventually. Good luck.

  2. Draconien says:

    I’ve been in and out of the greater mtl region. I agree with you about the lack of respect to the citizens. But you know where I had it best? Victoriaville. Quiet, has almost everything you need (getting there rapidly). And yet I was dumb enough to drop it all and move back to laprairie… But it feels so much like home I never want to move. Regardless of the traffic, the fact things close early, it has that homy, small town feel to it that I love. Now if they could have a decent bus system… Hahaha

  3. Draconien says:

    Oh come now. Have you lived on the island? I have friends all over the island and laval too. Nothing compares. I can forget to lock up and come home to my stuff intact :p plus, I don’t get raped when the taxes roll in. They don’t always use the money the best way, but the mayor tries her best and has a plan that is at least more solid than mtl.

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