Thanks all of you guys for your posts. Very kind of you to take a minute to give direction.
I would definately love to look at a Masters program, sculpting in Italy, something in art would really hold my fancy.
I have lived in Spain, lived there as a Mormon Missionary over a decade and a half ago---and please, don't freak on me. Ahaha.
So, Spain would be an easy living situation as far as language would go, but I having lived there, I knew pretty much zero as far as government regulations, policies, visas, etc. I was only 19-21 at the time, and that kind of stuff was least on my mind.
I did have a 3D animation company in Spain 5 or so years ago look at me, they wanted a native English speaker to work for their Gaming design firm. I didn't quite have their skill set developed to that point, and most likely still don't.
I think I've been given some good
To answer questions:
pocketnicoWhere in Europe do you want to live? I imagine anywhere in Northern, Western, or Southern Europe, eh?
I want warmth and would love the nude beaches of the southern part, be it Spain, Italy, Greece, etc. That climate really appeals, and Mediteranean life does seem sweet. But I love the architecture and people of northern climates too, so I'm not totally set on southern Europe, but it is my first lure.
MikeOnMainHave you looked into one of those 'teaching English in Europe' programs?
I had a buddy looking at one, it was to go to Italy. He was excited. But the company seemed to lead him along, wanted an investment of money, and nothing panned out. I haven't looked into it a ton, but it seemed to me to be a bit sketchy. I guess there are legitimate companies and programs as well as a need for English teachers? What do you think?
All of what has been posted is great. I've read it all, and a private note as well. I hate government programs and have attempted on a moral basis or philosophy (which is odd today and rare) to not take government subsidies for schooling or anything else. It seems hard to be clear of that kind of entanglement in all of this kind of stuff though.
It just so happened that, being a rare viewer of Television, I did turn it on tonight and watched on HGTV a show called "International House Hunters" featuring a Brit who left London, and searched for a property in Southern Spain where he found his "life partner." I laughed at how seductive the whole concept was to me. They were a fun looking couple, and seeing them set up in a country house in rolling hills made me so incredibly happy for them. It certainly appeared a dream come true and an amazing way of life.