my love/hate relationship with country living
The day I bought my lake cottage was one of the best days of my life. I wanted my land to be mine, and now a piece of it is. In the summer, there is not a more relaxing, beautiful, happy place in the world for me to be. I want to be close to my grandparents, to help them, and it works out perfectly for my mom to be able to stay with us and help me with both grandparents and baby.
The problem is, I’m so far from everyone else! My best friends, my sister, play groups, baby swimming lessons, etc. Just going to the grocery store takes an hour just in traveling time, round trip. Everything else takes an hour one way. I don’t mind driving, necessarily, but if I lived where everyone else does, we could just go for breakfast, drop in and say hi, or meet on a regular basis, and it wouldn’t be a whole big long outing. Not to mention the price of gas. I constantly struggle to try to schedule get-togethers with people in order to keep the loneliness at bay, but living this far from civilization means that I have to do a lot of the work; it’s a lot harder for friends and family to make time to come all the way out and see me.
I guess what I’m saying is, I sometimes feel quite isolated out here. I wish I had friends and family close by and I was surrounded by them most of the time, so that I could really enjoy my time alone (with Jo Jo), instead of struggling with loneliness.
Categories: life in general