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Cyndi WatsonI could give a hundred reasons why the country, ahem, rural life could be fundamental to helping a person 'come alive,' but I won't give a hundred reasons. Do you ever feel that the ride to your 9 to 5 is ugly? Do you ever feel the landscape looks gray? Maybe you want to rip your high heel shoes off and fling 'em in the next trash receptacle you see, but you won't because you are reminded how expensive those shoes really are?

Just so you know, well-made rain or mud boots aren't much cheaper! Still ...

I have been there. I spent countless hours driving to work the same way, seeing the same tall gray and glass windowed buildings and often the same homeless people on familiar corners. I found myself racing to the next traffic light in hopes I wouldn't catch a red one. I was always in a rush. After four years in my rural spot, I'm hardly ever rushed and if I am, it's because of my own sloth like movements.

Some really easy and fun reasons I gave up the city life and its rat race:

* Chickens – a big leap from pigeons on a hot roof. Chickens are the bigger and fluffier version of city folk’s pigeons in the park, and you can own a few right at home. No more wasting gas visiting the grass.


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