From the City to the Country

| 3/29/2012 1:30:52 PM

Tags: Urban, Rural living, Pace of life, Family welfare,

Jim Mitchell headshotFor most of my life I lived in the city. I worked in the city. I was fortunate to have employment that I enjoyed, but to tell you the truth, the pace of life was catching up to me.

I can play the corporate game well, going through the motions seamlessly. But it was becoming difficult to keep up with the intensity and passion that is needed to keep succeeding.

one way sign
One way street  

The pace of life, it seemed to me, was getting faster and faster.

I was thinking that I should just move to a desert island--or maybe be more practical…and move to the country. Now that would be a change! These thoughts continued for some time and I finally had to admit that some change was in order.

You only have one life to live…and my big question was this: IS THIS ALL THERE IS? Keep doing this till…till when? 

4/3/2012 8:18:07 PM

Jim, welcome to the GRIT blogging world. I agree that the corporate world keeps accelerating with always more production needs with less people each year. I too working in the cubical world for 41 years and now returned to my farming roots with urban homesteading. It's not quite the same as farming but still gives me an outlet for the planting and growing with a lot of digging in the dirt. My life was farm life up until I sped off to college never to return again until now. I don't regret the corporate road I traveled because it was during the sprouting technology era. I loved every challenging minute of it but as you have stated it really got to be a very fast pace and well, it helped that my company made me a offer I couldn't refuse so I took the money and run back to flat land gardening. I am really looking forward to hearing about your transition from city to country life. Thanks for deciding to share with us here at GRIT. Have a great day in the garden.

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