I moved to Rural Ontario from a life of suburbia about five years ago. I had just given birth to my youngest and my husband and I were searching for that small town charm and sense of community. Well of course, we have found it and I’ve never looked back!
There are so many things I love about my rural life but one of the most profound has to be my country commute! I can literally drive for an hour and never hit a single traffic light! From my front door into the village is seven minutes. Not six, never eight… exactly seven. There’s never traffic (other than occasionally getting stuck behind a combine or tractor – and yes, I now know the difference!). The scenery is ever changing, beautiful and relaxing. I look forward to longer drives now! Today as I was driving in from town, badly singing along to Meaghan Smith, I was feeling happy and particularly grateful for this simple pleasure.
Yes, it’s true, I have happily traded my city friendly Toyota Prius for a fuel efficient four wheel drive that I dutifully adorn with sturdy winter tires every fall! I love my country commute!