How to Enjoy Working in a Rural Area
If you’re looking for that perfect graduate job, you might find it somewhere you didn’t expect. After all, most high flying graduate jobs are found in the city, but that isn’t to say that all of them are. The hustle and bustle of the urban areas can be tempting, but they’re also stuffed to the rafters with competition.
Obviously, sometimes the only alternative is to work in a rural area which can provide a whole new set of challenges. If you’ve just graduated from a city based university and are heading to the countryside for work, then no doubt there’ll be an adjustment period.
That said, here are a few tips to help you enjoy working in a rural setting.
While it’s nice to see the good in people, the simple truth is that more people means more crime. Despite the city buzz, the crime rates are always sobering, meaning that you always need to look over your shoulder or hold your wallet or purse extra tightly. In the end, living in a city is no walk in the park… unless it has a park, but still.
However, if you’re working in a town or village, chances are there’ll be a tight-knit community. Everyone knows everyone, meaning you know who to trust and who to avoid. This way, you can keep your finger on a stronger community pulse. This will give you more awareness, familiarity and comfort with the world around you.
The city might have a cool vibe, but that vibe comes with pollution. Whether it’s car emissions or the accumulated farts of a few thousand people, the air in most cities is foul at best. With every inhale you chance breathing in something dodgy, so it’s no loss to leave this part of citylife behind.
After living in the city for so long, it’s easy to forget what clean air felt like. Nevertheless, more trees and less cars means less polution, helping your lungs swell with a healthy happiness as well as air. In the end, you can truly breathe the free air, which will do wonders for your overall health too!
When their isn’t a fleet of cars blaring their horns to get home on time, it can be jarring. Rural areas are quiet and sedate, and can be wrongly associated with stasis and boredom. To you, constant cars and people meant constant connection to the things you love.
Most towns and villages will have a train station nearby, ready to take you to wherever it is you may want to go. It’s not as expensive as you think, especially if you plan accordingly to save money on your trip. You can check the timetable listings days in advance and plan your journey, or even just hop onboard when it takes your fancy if you’re desperate. Either way, utilise the public transport, and you’ll be home in no time!
The city provided you with clubs, activities and a wider pool of potential friends. Also, it’s fair to point out that it was also a big lump of grey concrete. Even the beauty of the city can quickly become ‘the norm’. Suddenly, towering minsters and iconic architectures can just become the backdrop of a typical nine-to-five lifestyle.
However, whether it’s stunning views of the fields or the spontaenuous sighting of a squirrel, each trek into the forests and fields will offer something new. You’re free to explore, to roam freely, and to really know who you are when you’re not too busy blending in at the city. Ultimately, nature gives you fresh experiences each and every time.