Hi, my name is Rob and I have always considered myself to be an outdoor person. More specifically, a nature lover. The funny thing is that living in New York City for most of my adult life made me discover that.
The city life was full of everyday drama and constant anxiety. At least, that’s what it was like for me. I was living in a place full of people, yet I felt pretty lonely. Finally, I decided to leave all that behind and buy a slice of woodland as far away from the city as possible. I built myself a “hobbit-like” house on a considerable slice of land, and I haven’t looked back ever since.
My moment of clarity
Being surrounded by nature is a common fantasy for most people. I remember sitting in my car one day while returning home from work. As usual, I was caught in traffic for quite a while, so I wasn’t moving much. I had an instant vision of what my life would be like if I just left everything; my job, car, apartment – everything. And at that moment, I decided to do just that.
My new life
Along with my suit and tie, I’ve also gotten rid of other habits. Instead of providing food for myself the regular way, I decided to take a different approach. You may be wondering what that means. Well, instead of getting all my food from the frozen section at a supermarket, I hunt most of my meals. Or, if I’m in the mood for some fish, I just throw a fishing pole in the water and wait.
Every male fantasizes about returning to a simpler time – a rural authenticity. Because of our busy lives, we tend to forget the beauty of nature and all it has to offer. I’ve decided to embrace my desire to hunt and provide with my own two hands.
I’d be lying if I said I got the hang of things immediately. I had quite a bit of trouble hunting coyotes in the beginning. I managed to catch a few rabbits and fish, but I had to really step up my game in order to catch something bigger. Thankfully, when I caught my first coyote, the others seemed easier to trap. The key was in the coyote calls.
I was using a long string of calls that were obviously scaring away my pray. Well, it took a while, but I finally perfected my strategy. The key was not giving up!
I’m happy to say – I love my new life. I’m an expert huntsman (if I may say so myself), as well as a patient fisherman.
I take good care of my substantial land, and in return, it takes good care of me. I’m provided with food, comfort, and security. But most of all, my life is now peaceful. Nothing like what it was before.
I would happily encourage anyone who’s considering making this type of life change to give it a try. You’ll definitely enjoy it!