Life June 10, 2021

5 Reasons Why it doesn’t Pay to Live in a City Anymore 

We all know how this world has been changing over the last couple of years. The rising prices of gas, the pandemic, the cramped spaces, and employers now allowing a “WFH” (work from home) structure. What if it wasn’t just that we are dealing with a global crisis but that we are waking up to the fact that things can be done in a better way. Time to focus on a better quality of life. 

Let’s take a look:

  1. We are raising our consciousness. Yep, you read it right. Did you know that earth has substantially increased its frequency? The Schumann Resonance has been steady at 7.83Hz until three years ago when it began to accelerate to somewhere in the 15 to 25Hz levels. On January 31, 2021, the Schumann Resonance had reached frequencies of 36+ for the first time in recorded history. This is a big deal. The Earth is rapidly shifting her vibration. What does that mean for us? Well, we’re in sync with the earth, our brainwaves, and even our heart rhythms. What if our capacities to communicate with each other are improving too? The old structures of how to get things done just aren’t cutting it anymore. We can get more done in a day cutting out the commute and working in a comfortable environment. Cutting down our carbon footprint. With all that extra brainpower we can figure out ways to live in better harmony with the planet which includes not living in these crowded cities.
  2. Food made with Love. Why was it that grandma’s pancakes were always the best? Yes, it’s quite fun to go out to a restaurant every once in a while, and that’s one of the main appeals about cities, right? I found that when cooked my own food I looked better and felt better. I suggest checking out the experiments of Japanese pseudo-scientist Masaru Emoto, he successfully proved that thoughts and feelings can affect water’s molecular structures. Couldn’t the same be said about the person who prepares your food? Does food made with love actually taste better, we are what we eat right? If the cook is having a bad day, are you eating his crappy feelings? The jury is out but eating at restaurants less is better for your mental and emotional state.
  3. Starlink. Elon Musk’s network program started in 2015 and is now up to roughly 1,700 launched satellites. Starlink is ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge and will offer high-speed internet access. This means that we could be by the beach or on a mountain and still able to log on to your Zoom Weekly Office Meeting. Cool right? I guess it will give more freedom to where you work. If you don’t have to drive to the office every day then why live in a city? Why pay all that money for a small house on Capitol Hill when you could have 5 bedrooms at home overlooking the bay in Everett? You will actually have a backyard as well, and not staring into your neighbor’s living room. 
  4. Being close to nature is good for the soul. Trust me, I used to live in the Big Apple for almost 15 years and I never felt such a sigh of relief that when I escaped the concrete jungle. There’s too much tension. Too much garbage. In NY only people with a ton of money could afford those over-priced homes in nature. What you could buy in the Hamptons would be like 1/10th of the price you would pay for the same home in Woodinville. The modus operandi for a lot of professionals was to have a house in the country and a place in the city. But if you don’t have to go to a crammed city why ever leave the country? Science has proven that just walking in nature or sitting by a body of water reduces your stress levels by half. Make a point to spend some time in nature but what’s better is living in balanced surroundings.
  5. Luxury isn’t only about what you own, it’s about how you feel. Feeling stressed about morning commutes and/or a high mortgage payment doesn’t need to be a reality anymore. Now you can work remotely and get a better mortgage rate (because they’re at an all-time low). Did I mention that homes are selling now for on average 17% over ask. Sell your condo on Queen Anne and now you can now buy that little farm in Arlington (and have those chickens you always wanted). It’s not about keeping up with the Joneses. It’s about being comfortable in your everyday environment. Having space and getting grounded. Owning a place where you and your family can grow and make memories. Nothing tastes better than homegrown tomatoes.