Would you prefer to live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?
I can’t seem to land on a clear answer for this question. Though I can say for sure that I probably would not flourish in the heart of a big city. Sure, I’m envious of the lifestyle lived in sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother. They make New York look so cool. But I know it’s not for me. I avoid my own mid-sized city’s downtown like the plague. I hate driving around down there and I’m constantly feeling lost on the confusing roads.
I’ve always lived in a more suburban setting. I do expect that I will likely continue to live in suburban neighborhoods. It’s a happy medium. You’re still fairly close to amenities, but you’re not packed tightly in between skyscrapers.
However, if I was to let my heart answer this question, I dare say it would choose the country. Or at least somewhere with a bit of land between myself and my neighbors. I don’t want to be too far from civilization, but I love the idea of having a little separation from the world and especially being surrounded by nature. I have this image in my mind of a porch with a hammock and a view of a big open field. Tall grass and maybe some wildflowers. A light breeze and the sound of children laughing. That sounds like heaven to me.
Photo by Mike Blaney.
This is part of my Get To Know You series.
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