Country girl stuck in the city!

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?

Garth Brooks

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?



  1. I’ve always been a city girl, but I had grandparents who lived in the country and we visited often. I’ve never missed the country life before, but now that I have kids I’m finding myself looking at pictures of people’s blueberry farms and wishing I was there. There is no way I;m getting up at 2 am to watch anyone’s press conference, though. I wouldn’t even get up for my own press conference!

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