It’s no secret that I’m a city girl, and while I like a little bit of country life (riding horses, sitting by an open fire, driving through the countryside), I know for sure that I wouldn’t want to live somewhere remote. There are just too many things that I would miss, and here are just a few of them:
When you work online, good wifi isn’t something that you can just take or leave- it’s more of a must. I simply don’t have time for the little loading circle of death or “attachment failed to upload” or even “something isn’t right” messages. If I could be guaranteed excellent wifi in the country, I would potentially holiday there one day, although I don’t see myself moving there full stop.
There’s a reason I’m a city girl. I like walking out my front door and directly into a Starbucks. I like spending my weekends hunting down the nearest Sephora, and I simply don’t want to have to dry for hours to find a decent supermarket, a good gym, or a hair salon. I like my creature comforts, and I don’t like the idea of travelling too far to find them.
Heat and cooking
Look, I know a fire is really nice and cosy in winter, but sometimes you just want immediate warmth, you know? That’s why I would miss gas cylinders, which allow me to easily cook, even if the power is out. Luckily, Flogas offers delivery UK-wide, so I guess I can’t use this as an excuse for long.
I’m the type of person who likes to send a quick Facebook message and meet up with friends for a coffee half an hour later. I don’t want to have to arrange to travel into a city to meet friends, and plan super far ahead because I live out in the middle of nowhere.
Living somewhere remote would just make it a headache to hang out with friends, and since I’m someone who is naturally lazy, I can see myself becoming a bit of a hermit and never really making much of an effort to get out and go meet new people.
One of the reasons why I like living in the city, is it’s naturally diverse. I like places where there are people from all types of backgrounds, cultures, and countries, and these type of people seem to naturally gravitate towards big cities. I really enjoy getting to know new and interesting people from all over, and while I’m sure I would meet some perfectly nice people in the country, I tend to find people who live in the city a little easier to get to know, and I can relate to them a little easier as well.
As you can see, there are a number of things I would miss if I moved somewhere remote. For this reason, don’t expect me to embrace country living anytime soon!