Why don’t we just pack our things and swap the concrete jungle we live in for a clean and peaceful village at the edge of a forest? I am sure, we all regularly have such thoughts, especially after a difficult week at work or while packed like sardines in a crowded bus. Although it may seem the grass is greener in the countryside (and there is more of it too), the decision about leaving the city should not be made without proper consideration and taking all family members’ needs into account.
I have to agree that family life in the city may be very hectic and stressful. Parents leave the house early and come back late because commuting eats up a lot of time. Youngsters follow the pattern due to a multitude of extra-curricular activities they attend. Sadly enough, in time, a meal together becomes a rare treat taking place on Sundays only. Adding the polluted air and scarcity of green spaces in the city to the picture, it is little wonder escape to the country appears to many the perfect way to give the family a new lease of life.
As tantalizing as it sounds, moving house to the countryside has its minuses too. First off, nothing is just round the corner anymore and even going to the movies becomes a small trip in itself. Secondly, if you don’t expect your children to forgo their friends, buy yourself a second car as you will need it to set up your own uber-like service for them. And last but not least, be aware that you may not be able to get high-speed Internet in the place of your dreams you have just relocated to. Oops…
The criticality of a respectable Internet service was obviously an overstatement and I haven’t brought it up to dissuade anybody from pursuing his or her dreams about idyllic life in a cottage. My sole intention was to convince you that all kinds of factors should be taken into account and such important, life-changing decisions should never be taken in the heat of the moment