I live in a city. I can complain about the taxes, noise, dirt (not the soil kind), crime, and traffic, but there are lots of nice things here. This road median is over a mile of bright yellow flowers. It's cheery even on a rainy day!
So far it’s been a good life. I’ve lived in both rural and metro areas, waited tables and reviewed chromatograms, rounded up loose sheep and spent beautiful summer evenings at concerts in Central Park. I’ve painted a house, kissed the Blarney stone, and pushed a lawn mower with a baby on my back. Currently I’m working 9 to 5, going to the gym, sneaking a donut, a good book, or a visit with my grown sons when I can. Where do I go from here? I'd like a small house with enough land to homestead.