I’m starting to long for a less regimented lifestyle. I’m getting sick of the 8:30am start time every day. I was just chatting with a friend about moving out of the city, having cheaper rent and a more relaxed lifestyle, and I constructed a nice little to do list…
Lie in hammock, in shade, with laptop during afternoon, consulting.
Mow the lawn.
Go to the gym.
Read a book.
Annoy everyone here at T-Nation.
Feed the pets.
Weed the garden.
Chop or split firewood.
Go hiking or biking.
Do some more freelance consulting.
Write something for my blogs.
Cook dinner on the BBQ.
Relax by the fireplace.
Do a bit more work on the laptop.
Annoy everyone here a bit more.
Spend weekends with girlfriend.
Is it just me, or does this sound a lot more enjoyable than the same old nine-to-five bullshit?[/quote]
I’d do it Vroom.
I live in the country, in Belgium, and we’ve got a lot of farms in my village here, and very old-skool type of people … always willing to help out or chat, most of the day working hard, sitting on benches on the outside of their houses in summer, talking to anyone who drives by.
It’s great to train outside during sunny of snowy days.
I study in the big city, and I appreciate it just as well … because there is a sense of productivity in seeing all that movement when you walk the street.
However, when you get home after a week’s work, you instantly calm, and come to rest in that certain sense of “home” .
I realise my situation isn’t available or convenient for most, especially compared to the United States where everything is much further apart, but I prefer my country home over the city any day.
A drive to a bigger town is no pay off compared to what peace and rest can give you.