I decided that I’d give you all a little glimpse into my life. Please, don’t let me loose you on this post. Yes, it has cows in it. Yes, I’m a little bit of a country girl. But, I have pretty shoes in my closet to make up for it. Promise…
I live in small town, USA…. For real, I can completely run across my town (yes, literally run….) in less than a few minutes, I am slow….. It is like 800 yards across ‘town’.
There is no grocery store in my town. No beloved Trader Joe’s for miles around. The nearest Trader Joe’s is 280 miles away, and it’s NOT EVEN OPEN YET!!!
For real, I looked it up on the website. Two hundred eighty miles.
Nope, not a Whole Foods in sight either….
That would be 395.8 miles away. Again, I looked it up.
I teach elementary school and there is no school in town. No, I don’t teach in a one room school house. 🙂 There are roughly 30 children in the grade I teach.
I just have to drive 11 miles to the next town to the town that the school is at. It’s no biggie!
Growing up, cows outside my bedroom window were my favorite alarm clock . Seriously. I know that is weird.
In high school, I seriously was almost late to school because the neighbor’s cows were out. Have almost fallen asleep in class because our cows were out the night before and I was up till all hours of the morning trying to get the cows in. (keep in mind Miss Goody Two Shoes said ALMOST! I don’t fall asleep at school! )
At the farm where I grew up, I could run for three miles down the public road completely naked if I wanted, I know no one would be coming. Don’t worry. I never did that!
There is no place to shop….. Like not at all……
Don’t you worry your pretty little head about me!….You’ve heard of online shopping before, right? Well, I do a lot of it!!!! (the husband could tell you all about it if you’d like)
On the flip side….. I decided to take the world by storm and move to New York! ….
I lived in New York. I fell in love.
I got to eat great food, experience great people, teach wonderful kids, go out in THE CITY whenever I wanted, and just live the life in New York…. I fit in well. No, really I did. People had NO idea where I came from.
Along with all the wonderful things in New York, I
got to drive drove to work in HELLISH traffic every morning before dawn even thought of coming up.
See? I fit in, I’m just like everyone else…. I loved my time in NY, but I missed the little things that I’d come to love about home.
Even though I live in the middle of nowhere, I live somewhere…… I live in a great somewhere!
The simple beauty on a summer day.
I couldn’t deny where my heart was.
I don’t have to look hard to remember why I moved back…
I missed the things I loved…..come to find out. The ‘things’ I missed about home really weren’t things at all. They were people. I moved back to Kansas to be with the ones I love. My amazing family, the boyfriend (now husband), and friends.
I’ve lived in two completely different worlds and came back to this. Seriously though, we are just like everyone else, except we have had a cow as a pet growing up! Ha! ….I love my designer shoes and jeans just as much as the next girl! 🙂 Honestly at the school I worked in, they called me Miss Kansas. And, most people actually believed I truly was Miss Kansas for a good month or so…
So, I may complain about not having a Trader Joe’s anymore but I made the choice to move back. I don’t regret it.
QUESTION: Have any of you ever made a life changing move? OR———Have you ever been to the midwest or NEW YORK!
(let’s talk about NY…. I miss it! Or, someone bring me back, plleeeeeeeease!)