City life, Maybe it's time to move?
Move to a city (don't stay at home in your small town, don't justify a reason in your head either... That's what your doing right now)
I recently moved to London, and I'm actually from a small village in the middle of England somewhere, surrounded by fields, greenery and farm animals, (Haven't got much else to go on, that is literally it).
And I'm actually annoyed about why I didn't make this move a lot sooner in my life. Because I could have been sooner, but the fear of going out on your own, getting a place and falling into the conventional trap of responsibility can seem daunting to most 20 something olds. That's the last thing we fucking need to worry about... The difference I guess with myself is, I'm trying to figure out how to pay rent and budget myself by living in the city vs some friends from back home, debating whether or not if they should get their copy of the new Fifa.
Not necessarily a bad problem to have, sadly I'm not a Lad Lad Lad (emphasising for emphasis), and Fifa isn't of any interest to me. But moving to a place filled with people who are different to you and having to be surrounded by people who you want to be around can change a lot of things for you.
So, stop listening to how rent in the cities can be more expensive, and how life is a "rat race" which it fucking isn't, only if you want it to be.
Go live a life you actually want to live, rather than complaining or even dreaming about your magical perfect "one day..." Theories.