I received this e-mail recently it got me thinking (again) about the possibility of living and working out of the city:
I often struggle with the tension of loving what this city has to offer, but not having enough time to enjoy it. Many folks I know have taken to living and working in smaller communities -- can't say that it doesn't have its appeal. That said, I'm just back from a few days in Independence, Missouri -- where I celebrated my first US Thanksgiving and saw the Community of Christ world headquarters -- and can't say that I'm ready to move to a town that small just yet.
What are your strategies for making the most of your urban existence? Or for staying sane in the rural experience?