Yeah, the country life is definitely different from living uptown. I grew up, until age 18, out in the “country.” Then, I got married and moved uptown, to our previous house that was recently taken be a fire. We knew we would be moving to our new-to-us house, just not so soon. I’ve been a “country girl” for 6 months now. I’m slowly but surely readjusting to living in the country. There are definitely pros and cons of both country and uptown living. I figured I would share with your guys some of the things I’ve experienced.
-The biggest change for me is driving. I literally used to walk to work… literally. NO joke! My house was directly behind my office. It was so nice to walk across the street and be in my office. Now I have a one-way, 10 minute drive into work. It’s not the end of the world, but it has taken some getting used to for sure!
-Being far from stores and gas stations. I used to live 60 seconds from Brookshire’s, which has gas and groceries! It was SO convenient. Now my trips “uptown” have to be a little more planned and calculated.
-Out in the country, there is always work to do. We have a bigger yard and home, which means more upkeep. Uptown, we mowed a few times every summer. Now, we have to mow every 4 to 5 days and there’s a LOT more ground to cover.
-There are so many wonderful photo opportunities “out in the country!” I’ve captured some really interesting and beautiful scenes:
-There’s lot of room to have a vegetable/fruit garden. This year we are growing squash and watermelons. Squash is one of our favorites, so we don’t really mind that it’s growing so quickly and abundantly.
-It’s pretty “still” and “quiet” our here, which means less noise and more room to roam. There aren’t a lot of cars running up and down our road, so we enjoy letting the dogs run free. We don’t have to worry about them running off or getting run over by other vehicles.
And I SWEAR this was not staged. I came home from work one day and she was carrying around this empty bottle. She’s such a mess.
I guess she was trying to help her daddy kill some weeds 🙂
I could go on and on and on about the differences between city and rural living, but I don’t want to bore you to death; however, I thought it would be nice to share some of the differences in hope of helping others that are contemplating moving to the “country.” It’s definitely different and not always convenient, but I sure like it.
So, do you live uptown or out in the sticks? What are your least and most favorite aspects about where you live? Where do you WISH you lived? Leave me a comment below. I absolutely love hearing from you guys.