City Living to Country Life

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And we move to the country. I wasn’t positive what moving from the city to the country wouldn’t entail, I had an idea but living in the suburbs and the city my whole life I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. We have been living in the new house for exactly one week, and it has been nothing short of an adventure.

I have learned a lot, such as; don’t leave food out. Because you can’t. Because you live in the country now. And things will want to eat said food. (Gross) I have also learned that you’re going to sleep better because there is no noise. Seriously y’all, it was almost too quiet the first night that we were sleeping here; we didn’t have the loud bumping music, cars whizzing by, kids screaming, dogs barking, people yelling, it was so quiet! But it was a very welcome quiet that we have already grown accustomed to and thankful for. We have also learned there are a lot of bugs, and I have already started making sprays and DIY insect repellent for not only us but the dog as well. Which I will of course be sharing. We have also learned to just stop. We have had the most beautiful sunsets each night we have been here, and it is a really beautiful thing and a huge blessing to just stop and watch a sunset. We have not been able to do that at for almost 5 years and it’s so wonderful to be able to enjoy such a beautiful and natural thing. It seems as if the quality of life overall for us will be changing. Everything can be stressful in our lives, it can be so busy and go go go, but it seems as if when you live in the country you are forced to stop. You’re forced to slow down and wait. Everything in turn will come, you do not have to always rush. It is so common in today’s society, and Emily talked about this in her last blog post. But it is so wonderful to be able to enjoy the blessings that have been bestowed upon us with this new home already.

Internet. I have been without Internet for one week. I’ve had no TV, no Netflix, nothing besides the overusage of data on my phone. This has been a big learning experience for me, because all of these things have always been readily available to me. It has also made me realize how much I am on these devices and how much I really rely on them. I’m not positive this is a good or a bad thing, just a shift in society and where we spend our time and we how we utilize what we have.

Let’s be honest- I can’t wait until I can watch Netflix again.

I have also realized, that dreams really do come true. I have talked about this in a previous blog post that this is been a dream of ours for almost 5 years now, and to see it coming to life has been incredible. And from that I realize you should never stop dreaming, you should never stop chasing dreams that you may feel are unattainable. If you would have asked me five years ago if I thought this would be my life, I would have laughed in your face. As thankful as we are for this blessing, we know that it has been hard to get here, but we did it. We are here.

I will definitely be sharing more posts about this new country life in detail later, but I hope you enjoyed this quick post about what I’ve been experiencing and feeling!!

Please share with me the dreams that you have, the goals that you have obtained…

Where do you see yourself in five years?

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