I anticipated that I would be learning new things, changing the way I look at things as I transition from a city gal to a country gal.
Now that I am spending a couple nights a week at the farm, I have been blown away by how funny it is that the little things that catch my attention.
Things I haven't noticed about life in the city, until I started spending time in the country.
The other evening I had spent some quality time with a friend. Just old fashioned chatting and after we hugged and said our farewells I started to drive home, in the country.
Now please don't roll of the floor laughing, but I was amazed at how dark it was. No street lights, no ambient city lights, just a lovely dark, tree engulfed, almost two lane winding road that was leading down the miles to my new home. Nary a car in sight.
Then it dawned on me, I need to use the high-beams for my headlights on my car! I know it sounds so simply, but seriously in the city there is so much light-too much light and I can't remember the last time I used my high-beams in the city. Living in the city is such a sensory overload for those that seek a more hushed world. Some people thrive on it I suppose, but I do not.
But the cool thing was I loved the fact that is was so dark. I am embracing these changes for it appeals to my deeper needs. I find solace in the quietness.
After I arrived safely home, I changed into my jammies and sat out on the front porch, with only a candle lantern casting it's soft glow, relishing the relative silence. Oh, sure a dog barked now and again and I could hear the gentle hum of various insects prowling about, yet I sat there enveloped by nature and felt a true peace...
I believe I am really going to like being a country girl.
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