Recent events have spurred me to think about the concept of country living versus the reality of life here in Floyd County. Different people view life here in various ways, ones that sometime conflicts with another’s reality.

What I’ve learned in the five years since returning to the home of my youth is that folks move here for conflicting reasons. Some see Floyd County has a relaxing place to enjoy life. Others view it in monetary terms, seeing the area as a goldmine for opportunity. Some are drawn here for the beauty, others by circumstance and still others by greed.

Which begs the question: Can these differing visions co-exist?

I wish I knew.

What I do know if that I need to stop worrying about such things, pick up my cameras and get back to doing what I love.