Saturday, January 24, 2009

I Was Country, But Country Wasn't Cool.

This is the kind of thing we want to be doing all of the time:

Amy Riding

...ride horses and live in the country, I mean.

Yep, we are thinking about moving. Moving out of the city, out of this busy bustling lifestyle, and into a more relaxed country state of mind, except, not figuratively, literally.
The other night, probably after I got home late again after a rehearsal or something, Amy and I just talked. We talked about what our lives are right now, what's going on. Basically, for me at least, I live most of my life for everyone else, either my company, or my church. Very little of my time is spent with my family. I spend so much time at the church because I am a musician there and we have a LOT of services to accomodate everyone. I actually spend more waking hours at the church than at my own home. The stress of this is starting to show I think.
We love our church, but we've gotten away from the idea that we would never move because we don't want to be away from it. Well, that's changed recently. I think mostly because Amy is going to school now and will be getting a job soon, this year, I mean, and there are other reasons I don't want to go into just now.
The extra income will be more than I make working at the church so we've decided maybe it's time to move to a place that is more well suited to us.
We're tired of the traffic, and crazy people, and the crowds here, even the landscape is depressing. Houston is a flat place.
We love to hike, and backpack, and explore. The country is more our speed.
I know there are better places to live, but we will probably be moving to the Bryan/College Station area before the year is up. This has become one of our goals for the year. A lot of Amy's family lives there as well, which makes it the most likely choice, although, I wouldn't mind living in Boulder, Co myself.
I love that place, and it's a Triathlete "Meca".

Anyway, that's sort of what we've been thinking about for the past couple of weeks. What changes are you going to make this year?