The small town effect has taken hold and is working it's wonders on the bedrock of my heart.
I thing it might have been the 4Th of July parade and the city band concerts in the park gazing up at pink clouds laying on green grass, the walks into town on warm summer nights, the unfussy streets or maybe the short 30 minute drive to white water rafting & fishing, forest trails and rivers and lakes, or the good people who are unconcerned with your financial status and smile easy and can lean against a pick up and talk for an hour or five.
Small town life has a lot going for it. There is time to think and imagine a new way to live life.
In Ashland there are others who are actively pursuing changes like this one.
It's a town on the edge of two states and was founded by the very type of folks who wanted something new and needed to create a way to support their dream.
I guess I'm doing the same thing and if things go really well I might even find a way to stay, if I can make a living here.