Originally Posted by eclipseranch
I totally understand..when I moved from suburbia to rural..I lost my friends because ITO driving 25 miles is like going on a major trip..I realized I was the 1 taking care of 20 acres, 6 horses, 2 kids and driving 25 miles to keep the friendship going...as soon as I quit haven't heard from them! In this town its either "older" we can't do it any more folks or younger party types. I have made friends with a few out here by common activities and fill the void talking to people on forums, FB, etc I have also made friends with the hay folks, the farm supply folks, etc
Yeah its kind of like that! I'm probably meant to be a young party type, but I'm not. I don't know who could afford to be a party type and own a horse anyway! I came up here for university but couldn't afford to live on campus, so I miss out on that lifestyle, I made a few friends though. Then I went overseas and when I came back all my friends had moved on with their lives, so I had to start all over again. But now there just seem to be 17 year olds just out of home, and I'm old. The horse riders are 15 year old girls.. nothing wrong with them but that's not the way I want to spend my time. All the older riders bailed on this town when they left school! Its only a smallish place, 20,000 people with a large older population, and 85% of this uni's students are external students, so they don't live in town. It's all a bit weird, not like any uni I have been to.
I just don't know where to go from here. I think I am moving down south now that I have graduated, when my lease is up. At least I'll family there, and I can see them more than twice or so a year!