The Truth About Living In A Small Town
Start writing a post
Student Life

The Truth About Living In A Small Town

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

The Truth About Living In A Small Town

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.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

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

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments