Setting the scene
4 years ago I made a life changing decision to leave the city lights behind and move to the countryside. The city lights being Manchester and the countryside being Mold (yes it’s actually called that). Living on the edge of a city has its advantages, one being that everything is on your doorstep. But it also comes with some big disadvantages, the noise.
So you’re thinking noise. What noise?
Let me explain, I work really strange hours (4pm till about 3am). Finishing in the middle of the night is a little strange but I’ve been working these hours for ten years. Admittedly it doesn’t work for everyone, and it has caused some problems in relationships. Anyway I’m waffling, let’s get back to the noise. Sleeping during the day is so much better now, no shouting or roadworks or even the startling shriek of a police siren to wake me up. Yes living in the country is all it’s cracked up to be, nice and quiet.
And what is the cost of living this life of luxury?
Well my commute to work has now gone from 9 minutes to 1 hour, a little extreme you might be thinking? For a better way of life, it’s a small price to pay for being with the lady I love and to have a more quality way of life away from the bustling city lights. The hour drive is about 90% motorway, so the 51 miles (each way) can get a little mundane. So I have a few podcasts to listen to along the way.
When the stuff hits the fan
Living so far away from work isn’t without its drawbacks. Road works can be a proper pain for me.
And we all know that lots of metal moving around on the roads that sometimes it will come into contact with each other. So when the stuff hits the fan, it’s time for plan B.
But sometimes you can’t help it and you just have to sit it out
No matter how long it takes you to commute to and from work, it’s all about the quality of life. If you are happy with where you live that’s great, if you want something different that will improve your quality of life, then that’s great too. It’s all about your own perfect life balance, there is no right or wrong, just what’s right for you. Because everyone in this world is unique, an individual and able to make the right choice for themselves.