Small Town Living

November 18, 2016

There are times when I am reading blogs or I see instagram posts and I find myself wondering what it would be like to live in a big city, where there are infinite number of things to do and go see. Would I really go to the zoo as often as I think I would if it was literally 15 minutes away? Would I spend as much time at the museums and the downtown areas that are filled with stores upon stores of everything you could ever want and need? Part of me thinks that wondering these things is kind of like thinking the grass is always greener on the other side. Do big city people ever wish for the traffic-less streets and the small town feel that little Texas towns provide? While some of us small town liver-s sometimes crave the hustle and bustle of the city?

Last night I went to what is called Christmas Around the Square in my little town. We are one of those towns that still has the courthouse downtown and shops surrounding it that are filled with lots of different speciality items. Tonight, they were all lit up, offering free wine, drinks, and home cooked foods, giving their small town people a place to walk and shop. As I was walking through the crowds of people, saying hi to some of my students, I found myself falling in love with this little town all over again.
Maybe it's because I'm pregnant and everything pretty much makes me think about what it will be like when I have our sweet girl tagging along with us, or maybe it's how hard the shop owners worked to decorate and get ready for last night. Either way, I loved being a part of the small town people who were supporting their little town.

All too often, I find myself wishing for more. More things to do, more places to go, more, more, more. When in reality, I've got a lot to be thankful for right here in my own back yard. So cheers to small towns, to my town and all the little things that remind me of how lucky I am. Happy Friday friends. I hope it's the best one yet.


  1. I LOVE the small town feel. I'm totally with you though, sometimes I think "what if I lived in a big city?" and while it can be so fun, I don't think its for me! Your Christmas Around The Square sounds so fun!! :)

  2. I grew up out in the country, smack dab in the middle of 3 tiny towns. We live in a bigger town now and have contemplated moving to a much bigger city (the capital) to be closer to my brother and best friend. However, I think I would royally miss the small town feel if we did! If we're really bored, we make the extra drive to the city but we have the essentials here in town. I don't really want to raise our kids in the city either so that's another no-vote for city living.

  3. Living in a small town definitely has its advantages & I think the holidays are always so much better in a smaller place. They're cozier and more fun :)