After a two-year exhaustive search for a home in the country, I finally found the perfect house in one of the Hilltowns of Pioneer Valley in Western Mass just east of the Berkshire. I’ve been in my new digs for exactly two months now and it already seems like my life in New York City was a distant nightmare. Living in a small town in the middle of nowhere is where I am meant to be. I so welcome the peace and quiet of the country and feel like I am finally HOME. Changing from city life to country life — apartment living to home ownership — has not been without its challenges but more on that later. Read more