Small Town Girl Truths
Start writing a post

I'm Just A Small Town Girl, Living In My Small Town World

This is my life soundtrack

I'm Just A Small Town Girl, Living In My Small Town World

For all of my life, I have grown up in a small town with about 14,000 people in it. I know that some people grew up or live in smaller towns, but to me that's pretty small. I think I've always enjoyed living in it, even though its not the biggest place and it doesn't always have the stores I need to get specific things. In my town, we have knitting shop and a bike shop and I am still amazed that they are in business. It is one of those towns that you'll drive right through if you're not careful. I also go to school in a small town that has a population of 18,000 people, so there's not much of a difference.

The thing I like about living and going to school in a small town is the amount of space we have. When you drive anywhere, it is likely to see open fields and forests all around you and to constantly see wildlife on the side of the road. To get to the grocery from where I live, I have to drive at least 15 minutes away... and I know that doesn't seem that far away, but it feels like it. To get to my old high school, I have to drive at least 20 minutes away and prepare to be in lots of traffic on the way there.

As I ride around Boone (where I go to school) and see all the things that make it a small town, I am reminded of how much I love being in a small town. I love Boone because I can refer to a single location and someone will know exactly where I'm talking about. I love the small towns that surround us which make me fall in love with Boone all over again every day. I love talking to someone who lives here and hearing how much it's changed and how different the town looks as more and more students come to school here.

I know that when I go home, I can see just how much has changed while I was gone for a short three months. In my town, we have train tracks that go through the middle of downtown and a bridge that crosses across them. I think that by growing up in a small town, I have a different outlook on life than those who were not raised in a small town. I was raised to be appreciative of the things I have and not the ones that I don't have. I was raised to look at the small things in life as if they were the biggest things ever.

I don't think I would ever change where I came from or where I go to school. I honestly don't think I could ever live in a city because they're just too big. I live right near Charlotte, North Carolina, and every time I drive into there, I get lost and have to use my GPS. I know that in most towns, people have to use highways, but I'm glad the areas I'm in allow me to use back-roads to get everywhere. The part I love the most about my small towns is that everyone knows everyone and everywhere. I think that a small town really shows how a community is supposed to be.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments