Do you hate rushing everywhere? Do you prefer to take life slowly instead of cramming everything into one day?
If you prefer the quiet life and love to stop and smell the roses, then the rural life is for you.
In the city, the sheer amount of people, traffic, pollution, and noise is overwhelming. It’s like being a fish out of water. The constant hustle and bustle grows to be too much. As you walk down the street and admire the skyscrapers, passersby push and shove you.
In contrast, being surrounded by nature and wildlife in a rural setting will comfort you. You will find that living amongst the mountains and the forest will resonate with your adventurous spirit. Living rural allows you to live a happy, fulfilling life. In a small, rural town, you will also get to know everyone in the community. Everybody is friendly and welcoming, and they won’t hesitate to greet you.
The rural life is literally a breath of fresh air.
Every time you look out your window, you’ll see beautiful landscapes and picturesque hills. You’ll watch the clouds roll over the mountains, the birds fly through the valley, and the wildlife graze in your own backyard.
When you live rural, boredom isn’t an option.
Whether you’re chopping wood for a fire, gardening, feeding the birds, or hiking, there’s always something to do. You can even drive to your local farmers’ market or go sightseeing without worrying about heavy traffic! At the end of the day, you can light a bonfire in your backyard, toast some marshmallows, and gaze up at the stars.
Living a rural lifestyle makes me feel less stressed, pressured, and anxious. Instead, I find myself constantly overwhelmed with joy! I’m happy living rural, so here I will stay. I don’t care that the houses are spaced out or the shops are an hour away. I’d rather have the beautiful scenery anyway!
No matter what, the rural life keeps on giving.
Peace and quiet, beautiful surroundings, and the freedom of a slow-paced life? Yes, please! My home feels like a private getaway, which is a dream come true. As I lay in bed looking out at the trees, I think to myself, “What more could I ask for? This is exactly where I want to be.”
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I am 47 years old and I spent 44 of those living in a rural area. It’s boring in you are not into hunting, fishing, or, going to the racetrack. I got tired of having to drive 25 to 30 miles to get to a grocery store, restaurant or shopping center or driving 75 miles for a music concert or a show at a theater. The biggest problem with living in the countryside is the lack of jobs. Most of the younger people are leaving my hometown because they can’t find jobs. Nowadays you have to leave and go to where the jobs are at.