My whole world changed when we moved to the country. While I never considered myself to have a "city girl mentality", I did grow up in a city. Not a huge metropolitan city, but a city nonetheless. So as excited as I was to move out to the middle of nowhere, I experienced a touch of culture shock the first year.
Some of these aspects of country living I knew going in, but I didn't fully grasp until I experienced them firsthand. So if you are thinking about moving to the countryside any time soon, here are some differences you can count on.
WHY I LOVE MY COUNTRY LIFESTYLE
Moving from the city to the country has given me a way of living I craved for most of my life. The city never appealed to me. I always felt crowded and suffocated. And even in the midst of people, it could be insanely lonely.
When my husband and I finally made the decision to move from Colorado back to his farming roots in southern Minnesota, I was ecstatic. It's a move I will never regret and here are some reasons why.
I don't know about you, but I can often get bogged down with the endless to do lists in front of me. I may not work outside of the home, but I do live on a small acreage with lots of animals craving love and care, a garden of veggies needing nurturing so they can provide food for my family, and a hard-working husband needing a good supper and cleaning up after. All the while, I'm a mother-to-be trying to find her way in the publishing world. This creates a to-do list longer than the days of the year.
I'm certain many of you can relate.
This is like the coffee talk corner. Sometimes I give organization tips or relationship advice, but a lot of times I'm just sharing about the everyday moments that make up my life.