Thus far this is the case.
Today was the first day of my new job. It's been a decade since I've had a new job. My wife kept asking me if I was nervous and I kept thinking why would I be? I wasn't.
The shop is 1 block from my house. Yep, my little town of 375 fine folks had room to employ me. Weird. I make the 3rd person that works there, so it's a really small little place, which is great. I walked home for lunch, and it took a whole minute (I didn't really time it, but that's probably what it took). Before we moved here, I was going home for lunch everyday, and I thought those days would never happen again. They are and I'm loving it. It's a very low key place, where all of the local farmers hang out. Literally. The boss puts on coffee, and there's always someone sipping, telling stories, or talking combines.
Want more close knit? The other employee is the mayor of the Village. What's more, he and I are both Lions members. Holy smokes.
Several years ago I decided I wanted to simplify my life, and I think I'm well on the way. I won't be driving more than 3 days a week (1 to Church, maybe two other times for groceries or dinner with friends). I've never had such short work days as I've got now. Not that I've ever disliked work, I actually really enjoy it, but man, 8 hour days?? What are they? Today I found out. Add to that zero time for getting to and from work, and I've got more time for family, house projects and bikes. Simple is good. I'm enjoying the simple. Enjoy yours.