So Which Is It: City or Country?

9.03.2012

Guys. I just can't decide. Do I like...
The City
...or the Country
I'm wading in a pool of self-doubt here people. I was always convinced that I loved the country more than the city. I wanted to live in an old house on a lot of land that Colbs could frolic and play around on without getting hit by a car. Yes, a lot of my dreams are modeled around what is best for my child dog. 
But ever since I lived in Charleston and then moved away from Charleston, I find myself longing for city-esque things. I loved being able to walk almost anywhere, or riding my bike to work, or having my favorite coffee shop a couple blocks away, or having awesome farmer's markets and grocery stores, or having music venues pretty much everywhere you turn, or delicious bakeries. 
I'll stop there, but I could keep going. Like forever (picture Star Wars scrolls that are never ending). This is not to say that I am abandoning my love for mountains. I'm pretty sure my soul would give a tiny squeal, wither away, and die.  No... I just want a city in/near the mountains. And I am so ready. Rion and I went back to Charleston this weekend for a wedding, which made me almost explode for my want of a city, Rion too. 
Y'all, it's almost time for me to say goodbye to my little mountain town life and I couldn't be more ready.
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12 comments:

Soph said...

Definitely the Country!!! XD

bhrett @ lost in relocation said...

I'm a fan of quaint towns like New Hope, PA, where I can stroll the shops and coffee houses, but not live in a concrete jungle. I feel like small towns are the best of both worlds.

Stephanie said...

Hmm, maybe a smaller city? That way you still have your coffeeshops and all, and you're not completely secluded from nature either. :)

Michelle said...

i like living in the suburbs, right outside the city-and charleston! so cool-always wanted to visit there :)

Sierra said...

I go back and forth on this debate SO often. I still think I love the country--just the freeness of it all ya know? But there IS something magical and mystical about the city.
Here's an idea: the country that's 10 minutes from the city. There ya go! ha

Treasure Tromp said...

I do love both ... but mostly I love smallish towns. A nice mix of both is so wonderful

The Adventurer said...

Okay... get ready for tomorrow's 5 things because I am currently feeling the exact. same. way. For reals. I need urban. And I need mountains. And they don't usually exist together. Nope. Waaah wahhhh

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

I'm a country girl, period.

big cities give me anxiety. it's a problem.

Bronwyn said...

I go back and forth between the two so much...some days I want to go pitch a tent and live like a hermit on top of Mt. Sneffels and other days I want a studio with a walkability score of 99 in the heart of Denver. Indecisiveness is a terrible thing.

Kate said...

I have the same problem! I always considered myself a country girl, but I feel like I would miss the city some... Good luck with your decision!

Beverly said...

I love the country... just to visit though. My vote is for the city! We're way too young to be too quiet... we need cars, motorcycles, ambulances.. all of it!

Kristin W said...

I'm with ya on the debate. I suppose I'm more of a suburb girl? I really dream of not having to drive to get everywhere I need to go, but having a back yard for our dogs (and the ability to have chickens!) is perfect.