Life in the Country

After working in the city and seeing what life is like up there. I’ve learned that living in the country is a whole different ball game. Here are a few things I’ve picked up along the way:

  1. “Nature” is not just a pretty word. It’s a force to be reckoned with. The bugs are bigger, the snakes are slipperier, and the bears are, well, bears. And don’t even get me started on the squirrels. They’re like tiny, fluffy bandits, stealing your birdseed and mocking you from the safety of a tree.
  2. “Rural living” is just a fancy way of saying “no one can hear you scream.” If you’re looking for a sense of community, you’ll have to create it yourself. And if you’re looking for emergency services, you’d better hope you’ve got a strong cell signal.
  3. You’ll learn to appreciate the small things. Like electricity, indoor plumbing, and the ability to get a pizza delivered.
  4. You’ll also learn that there are some things you can’t control. Like the weather, the economy, and the fact that your neighbor’s rooster starts crowing at 3am.
  5. If someone puts up a tent near your house they are “ACTUALLY” camping or hunting not moving in.

But despite all the challenges, I wouldn’t trade my life in the country for anything. Sure, it’s not always easy, but it’s never boring. And if you can learn to laugh at the absurdity of it all, you’ll find that living in the country can be a real hoot.

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