Yep, I’m with you on the indecision re. town vs country. I feel right about just cogitating on it a little more.
Leaning toward a “best of both world’s approach. You have your house in Bozeman proper with all amenities close by, and then you share a parcel of land out back of beyond with one or two like minded fuckers. Maybe it’s like you say and we go in on a 100 acre property, keeping 1 acre lots (max of 5 or something like that) and then the rest of it wild. Build what you want, fuck The Man and live it “real,” although I like the Spanish pronunciation and connotation of that word better for this application.
I keep swinging back and forth between believing something will happen money-wise for me (Paleo Treats or Lee’s art or whatever) and thinking big and then going back to staying small, living way inside my means, saving up so I can live large when I’m 50. But that’s got to be wrong, I mean, I’m Alive Now, man!
So I guess I just keep working on self-reliance (not the same as isolation) and being able to take care of myself and my people and charge hard and just enjoy the ride. It’s good right now.