Today, I spent much of the day prospecting new locations for me to live in my 40-year-old state. I've long imagined that there would be a day when all of my actions would have to be examined to see whether they are aligned with my major life goals, chief among them getting married and having children. I sense that day has arrived. I've decided that to maximize my chances of accomplishing that particular goal, I need to move somewhere between Wauwatosa and Waukesha.
Saying "hello" to such new opportunities in life might mean saying "goodbye" to cherished habits, thoughts, even ideologies. My preference for urbanity may have to be balanced against the search for a place likely to have people with a similar mindset. I may well have to accept a lifestyle that includes more driving, for instance.