13 Things You Can Relate To If You Grew Up In The Middle Of Nowhere
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13 Things You Can Relate To If You Grew Up In The Middle Of Nowhere

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13 Things You Can Relate To If You Grew Up In The Middle Of Nowhere

If you grew up in a small town like me, chances are that you can probably relate. Here are 13 things that you can relate to if you grew up in the middle of nowhere:

1. Everyone knows everything about everyone.

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Even if you don't know someone personally, you still probably know where they live, where they work, who they've hooked up with, and even their social security number. (OK, not really but you might as well at that point...)

2. You can't go anywhere without seeing at least one person you know.

And you spend your entire day either avoiding them, or running into them literally everywhere else you go.

3. Your neighbors are most likely cows.

And if they're not, there's probably a farm at least a half mile away from your house.

4. Your friends houses aren't within walking distance from yours.

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Because nothing is within walking distance from your house...besides grass.

5. You find it insane when your college friends tell you that their high school graduating class had over 1,000 people.

My entire school district didn't even have that many people combined...

6. When someone asks where you're from, you have to name at least two major cities that are by you for them to even have a clue where you're talking about.

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I'm from Litchfield...which is right outside of Sauquoit...which is about 10 minutes outside of Utica...which is like right in the middle of Syracuse and Albany.

7. And you are shocked when someone actually says that they've heard of your hometown.

Fun fact: Litchfield Prison from Orange Is The New Black is named after my hometown. The show is based in Litchfield, New York, (even though the real Litchfield, New York looks nothing like that) How they found us I'll never know...

8. You've had the same friends since preschool.

Because you went to the same school from kindergarten-high school. What do you mean your school district had five different elementary schools?!?

9. The only news in your town is usually something absolutely ridiculous.

Yes, this was actually breaking news for months.

10. During the summer you probably went to a bonfire at least once a week.

Bonfires are a privilege that city kids will never know.

11. You know this struggle.

Your 20-minute drive to Walmart just got a little bit longer...

12. There was nothing more exciting than when a new restaurant opened up in your town.

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And of course you had to go to it right away, because you had nothing better to do.

13. Going away to college was a huge adjustment.

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Seeing new faces every single day is definitely an adjustment, but it's also refreshing to be somewhere where everyone doesn't know every little detail about you.

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