A year and a half ago I moved to the Hudson Valley, a rural area 90 miles north of New York City. Instead of hipster bars or trendy bistros, I’m surrounded by apple orchards, vineyards, swimming holes, and hiking spots. And my priorities have changed … a lot. Here are 6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about when I moved to the country.
1. Dressing up/looking good.
Living in a major city, I felt subtle pressure from my friends to get dressed up, even if I was just going to someone’s house party or the gay night at the club. My style was fairly low maintenance, consisting mostly of button-downs, jeans, and an assortment of statement socks and bright sneakers, but it still took time and effort to find nice clothes that fit my budget and my gender identity.