It’s a big decision deciding to move from where you live to somewhere else. Moving yourself and your family is a huge investment in time, money and hope.
Why hope? Because normally when people moved they are moving to a location where they haven’t lived before. Maybe their current employer has asked them to move from one city to another. Maybe they have applied for and been accepted into a new job in a different city. Or maybe they’ve just decided that they’re not so keen on where they live any more.
There’s a whole host of reasons why people can choose to move from one city to another.
And of course it can be reasonably scary moving. Particularly if you’re moving to a place where you’ve never lived before you need to get on top of so many different things. You need to make new friends. You need to find new opportunities and you need to find somewhere to live.
So today I wanted to relate a story to you about how friends made a successful move from the city to the country. Hopefully this will encourage you, if you are considering moving from the city to the country, to take that big step and make the move.
This was a family who had lived in the city for the last two decades. In fact they had never lived in the country, however the opportunity came, as a result of the man losing his job, to move to the country. Following the loss of his job he decided to search for work elsewhere and found a good job in the Australian countryside.
Of course as I’ve already said the family found the prospect of moving from the city to the country reasonably scary, and were very apprehensive. However they have now lived for six months in a small Victorian country town and are loving it. It’s a good news story and one which anyone else looking to move to the country from the city can take on board.
Why are they loving their move to the country?
They have a beautiful house. The money that they got from selling their house in the city bought a magnificent country property, with change left over. They now have more money in the bank, a much nicer home in which to live and a few acres of spare land which they can use to keep a few horses.
They have new interests. I mentioned the horses. All the members of the family joined the local pony club and are now all learning to ride. They bought a horse for each member of the family, which they can keep at home, and now they are also learning to look after livestock.
The family now get involved camping and outdoors activities. When they lived in the city all of their interests were city based. However they soon discovered, living in the country, that there is a whole host of new interests and activities that they can pursue in the country.
They are only a stone’s throw from the forest, so they can go camping and fishing. They bought, with the money left over from the sale of the property, a nice four-wheel-drive which they can now take into the bush with the local four-wheel-drive club.
They joined the local gun club and are now learning to shoot as well as learning all sorts of other skills so that they can be involved in hunting. In fact they are enjoying hunting so much that they are now purchased a couple of hunting rifles and are learning to use them. Responsible members of the gun club pointed out that they should take their responsibilities as a gun owner seriously, and so they have also been reading some good gun safe reviews and doing some significant research with a view to purchasing a quality gun safe in which to store the firearms so that they are safe in the event of a robbery.
And the children are now heavily involved in all sorts of new activities at their new school and are thoroughly loving being part of a small country community.
So if you’re considering a move from the city to the country and take heart from the experience of this family, and many others like them. It might be a little scary to begin with but life is good in the country and you will be extremely happy made the move.