The Truth About Living In A Small Town
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The Truth About Living In A Small Town

"Go outside, it's nice out! But don't hurt your brother!"

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When people think small town, they think farm land, chickens, dirt roads, and lots of fields. I'm here to tell you that you are not wrong.

Now you just have to add stopping on the side on the road for horses to pass, riding quads from the garage up to the house for dinner, in high school calling the local Meijer the "go to hang out place", and the weekly drama occurrence that circles town quicker than a tornado.

The truth is living in a small town you get to experience it all and I wouldn't take anything back.

The bike rides down the famous "Blood Rd", late night back roading in the pouring rain, drives through town in the summer with the windows down and country music blaring. Memories that will last forever.

The truth is living in a small town you get the phone call from your grandma saying, "Our town's on tv- channel 4- there's a sink hole down the road! How are you going to get to work now?"

The beauty to that question is something I am proud to know. Every small town has short cut roads, a friend's driveway that leads to the back of the hardware store, the village street instead of the main road, and the dirt paths around the lake. So the answer to her question is simple, take the other short cut to get there.

The truth is living in a small town you get to meet the best people who you'll know for the rest of your life.

The people who come by when they were just passing through, the ones from your local church after youth group, your co-workers on a Friday night for a bonfire, and your best friend and her family that live down the road.

The truth is living in a small town may seem boring to some, but for me it is my life and I wouldn't want it any other way.

The tractors that drive down the middle of the road, the pick up trucks with kids and teenagers in the bed screaming and laughing, the star gazing with your first love, and the big dreams shared in the carpool on your way to school each morning.

The truth is living in a small town creates a big story.

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