When I was younger living in suburban Florida, I dreamed of moving to a big city, where there’s always something to do, 24 hours a day.
About five years ago I came to Portland, and decided to move there. It had both a bigger, urban vibe to it, while retaining a small town feel. Another cool thing is it’s proximity to beautiful country. Portland isn’t that big and it’s the biggest city in the state. Most of the rest of the state is country.
Every time I go to the country I feel refreshed. The wide open space, the quiet, and the nature. I can see myself living in the country, for atleast part of the year. Some of my favorite memories of childhood were the two weeks I spent on a lake in the woods of central Maine every summer.
I think it’s all part of the progression towards simplifying life. Less is more!
What you are experiencing is exactly my dream, sir:)