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#LoveRuralAm: Trading Entertainment for Enrichment

A little over 8 years ago, I traded the comfortable confines of my little college town to chase my future in the (relatively) big city. After 23 years living and working with and around livestock and wide open fields, I’d decided I’d had enough. I wanted to make my way where there were more people, more opportunities, and you never had to look too far for something to do.

I’ll tell you, I wasn’t disappointed when I got there. At the time, moving to the city was exactly what I was looking for, and what I thought I needed. I was, without a doubt, entertained.

The Best Present is Your Presence

After 13 years of living in the same house, my family and I recently packed up all our belongings and moved a few miles down the road to the family farm where my husband was born and raised. 

It was a bittersweet move as that was our “home” for a long time. It’s where my husband proposed to me, where all three of our children have been born and raised, and where we became a family and made many memories. 

But we are very excited and look forward to making new memories on the home place. Another thing I look forward to in our new home is having less. Yes, I said LESS. 

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