I'm a City Girl but I Love the Country Too
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I'm a City Girl but I Love the Country Too

Who Says You Can't Have Both?

I'm a City Girl but I Love the Country Too
Kaitlyn Casserly

Growing up in the Suburbs of New York City allows you access to the city, a backyard to play in, and an array of parks and country side to drive to. I have always been a tomboy, and as I got older, I started to invest more in fashion and makeup. To this day you can find me in jeans and a t-shirt running around the woods, and yet styled up for a stroll through the streets of Manhattan.

Having that diverse mix helps adjust in many situations, and shows you so much that there is to see and experience. The excitement of Times Square to SoHo and Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge are great. However, when you're standing ontop of a cliff looking out to horizon filled with colors, it can be so much more exciting.

It's also nice to have that balance. When you spend too much time in the city, it can drag. Packed subway cars, having to commute everywhere, shops packed with tourists- it gets tiring! In the country, or any nature for that matter, you can relax, find new places to explore that arent heavily populated. That too, can get boring, so when the relaxing fun is over, you can return to your commute with a fresh start. Then, when the city life gets to you, you can escape and forget it all for a few days.

Setting up camp, cooking meals over a campfire, and sleeping with the fresh air hitting your face is one of my favorite things. Yeah there are bugs, and it gets muddy, and sometimes you go a day or two without access to a real shower. But so what? By the end of it, its worth it. It's living differently for a few days to recharge. It may not be something everyone finds to enjoy, but when you do, it's an experience unlike any other.

There are days where I opt to dress in fancy boots, and dressy clothes, and go out somewhere versus getting my shoes covered in mud. I'll check myself in the reflection of store windows and feel nice as I blend with the crowds. I'll walk into shops feeling like I'm in a scene in a movie, and enjoy the atmosphere. There's nothing wrong with enjoying both!

There are days I'd prefer one over the other, and that's the best part of having exposure to both. The options to go whichever direction and have a different experience everytime is what makes it great. There will always be something that makes you want to go back, to either. Sometimes you get bored, and sometimes you never want to leave.

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