I love my country life

Waking up to a pink sky in the morning with the sunrise at 5 AM, breathing all the fresh country air, beautiful trees lots of green space and lush farmland. I’m enjoying it better than city life and I feel more spacious out here in the country. Sure the city has some beautiful landmarks and there are great places to see but I’d feel like a mouse trapped in a shiny high-rise condo. Well to each their own, different strokes for different folks.


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I have wanted...

Jun 20, 2019 at 12:39pm

... to leave the City since I was six, which is the first time I remember leaving. I think before that I went to Nanaimo a few times, and maybe to the interior once when very young, but it is when I was six that I remember leaving the City for the first time. I remember driving out into the valley, the smell of cow manure. I grew to love that smell, because it meant we were almost to Hope, out of the big, smelly, dirty city.

Now I am older, and I have aging parents here who need looking after. They require frequent hospital visits, so we are stuck here. It is filthy and polluted.

It's not different strokes for different folks, it's that disabled/elderly people are warehoused in cities. At the BC Budget 2020 meeting, a physician explained how many people cannot afford the travel expenses associated with cancer treatments. So, even if the treatment is covered, travel to a population center is not.

There is essentially zero social housing in areas with fresh, clean air. Even UBC, which has the cleanest air on the GVRD, I would say, has zero units of social housing.

If I could leave, I would. So would many of my peers, but they're stuck with student loan debt, don't have skills to work in a rural economy, etc. etc.

And we need to remember, even into the 1950s, Vancouver had farms within the city limit, all over the city, not just the small number down by Musqueam.

We've completely fouled our atmosphere by allowing the population to get too big. There are too many cars on the road, I don't care how many are "electric."

But I wish you all of the best. Enjoy the fresh air. Purity is life. Purity is holy. Enjoy the purity that you have found.

Interesting post

Jun 20, 2019 at 2:11pm

I craved the quiet country life about 10 years ago and moved to a small town in the Island.
I was bored senseless after 6 months.
Never thought I’d miss the noise and action of the city but I really did.
Luckily I had only rented out my Vancouver condo and moved back to the Lower Mainland.
Lesson learned, if you’re going to move to a new locale, make sure you have a contingency plan if things don’t work out.


Jun 20, 2019 at 4:05pm

It helps if you were raised in a smaller town,like I was.
If you were bored senseless it's because you failed to gain any new hobbies and interests. And most likely got an endorphin hit from the action and noise,despite them doing nothing for your well being.

Anyone doing this should plan on doing more nature stuff,painting the house, gardening, aforementioned new hobbies, hosting/going to BBQs and parties,etc.

@ interesting

Jun 20, 2019 at 5:22pm

I noticed most posts about enjoying living in Vancouver are by people who say they own. Yet news reports are very specific about who owns, and likely aren't people who write confessions on the GS. I know married doctors who's first go to when I talk to them is saying its impossible to get child care and that cuts down the benefit of literally any other benefit of living there still. Doctors! rich wealthy stable high class jobs people. Most landlords(houses and apartments) I know now entirely work for companies not singular people. And the people I do know who own homes are freaking out about the ability to keep homes even while building 3-4 detached parts to rent out.

It's like a lot of the pro "current Vancouver" posts are BS.

I'll stick to my creeping old friends with selfies "loving living in a cramped over priced rented apartment" thank you very much. lol

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Jun 22, 2019 at 6:41pm

I love living in semi-rural suburbia. I have old-growth trees in my yard, a river running 200 meters away, and wildlife everywhere. It’s quiet, clean, and safe.

But it’s only a 15 minute drive to the mall. And half an hour to one of those monster malls.

Life is what you make of it. I sacrificed some free time for a longer commute, cheaper housing, and peace and quiet. Soooo worth it.

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