I used to hide my country side. I pretended it wasn’t there. But then I threw caution to the wind and embraced the (good-natured) ridicule of my friends!
I have two groups of friends. The ones who are ‘country’ and the ones who are not. My country friends are greatly outnumbered.
I grew up in a small town but I now live in Brisbane. This creates a constant dilemma for me. I love what the city has to offer but I miss the wide-open spaces and the simple life that is possible in a small country town.
I have spent most of my adult life in Brisbane and for the majority, have enjoyed it. Now with a baby and limited time, money and energy to enjoy the city benefits, I find myself wishing for a country life again.
It’s making me crazy. Just this morning, I set the alarm for 2am to watch the live feed of a Garth Brooks* press conference. I’m the mother of a 10-month-old. That. Is. Nuts. What new mother gives up sleep on purpose?
So tell me…how can I keep the balance of the city/country life that I want?
*Hands up if you know who Garth Brooks is?