I have been a small town country girl most of my life. There has been 5 years of my life I lived in Nashville, and during those times I felt the most alive. I always knew I wanted more than the small Southern town life.
I think for some people, small town life is perfect for them, but for me it just makes me shudder. I don't like people to know every bit of my business. People are noisy in general, when you give them a chance to know every move you make things get insane. I have been called at 2am by a neighbor because someone pulled into my driveway. I don't like being stopped every 3 mins while I grocery shop because someone else that knows me wants to chat. I think my social anxiety also hindered me from enjoying my old hometown. I stood out more, even if people didn't know me they knew my family and had to stop and talk.
Now that I have moved to Memphis I feel that I am able to be more of my genuine self. I don't have anyone to impress, I just have my life to live. It's so freeing. I have always struggled with knowing who I am. Even though I can't answer the question "who are you?" yet, I do feel I am at least heading in the right direction now.
Please don't get me wrong and think I am just downing living in small towns. Trust me I am not. I have plenty of friends who are still there and love it with all their hearts. I am just not one of them. Now they do have their charms and I thoroughly enjoy visiting them. I just think I will stay where I can see the street lights when it gets dark!
So lovelies weigh in: Big City or Small Town, which do you prefer?