Since becoming pregnant, my husband and I have discussed in length the possibility of moving out of the big city. We have had the dream of owning our own fiber farm some day for a long, long time. Although we've thought a lot about moving closer to family, we don't feel that the location is good for pursuing any kind of fiber art business seriously. We've both considered moving farther north since we actually like the cold weather. (We always seem to go on vacation in colder weather places like Maine, Minnesota, etc.)
The truth is that we've researched and dreamed about moving a lot of places, but until I became pregnant, none of that seemed to be a reality. With a baby on the way, and possibly more kiddos in the future, we have been thinking long and hard about where and how we want to raise our children. Not that there is anything wrong with raising children in a large city like Kansas City, where we live now, my husband and I both grew up in more rural areas and have many fond memories of our childhood. We really appreciate how that kind of upbringing helped to shape us. The only problem is that it is often hard to find good paying jobs outside of the big city.
I'm just wondering what my readers think about the subject? If you are a fiber artist, is there an ideal place for you to live and thrive in the community or is it just what you make of it anywhere you go? Do you prefer city, country, or somewhere in between for raising children? Is it good to be near family or to be farther away from family and be able to visit?
All of these things have been racing through my mind as my due date approaches. I just had my 33 week check-up today so it is not much longer now! I know that the dilemma of where to live will not ultimately be solved today or even tomorrow, but I'm curious what my blog readers and online friends think about it. Perhaps some of you would have done things differently or even exactly the same and have some good advice for this budding fiber artist and new mommy.