I mentioned earlier that I was joining the Getting to Know the Blogger challenge, and here’s the second part!
2. Where did you grow up? Small town or Big City?
I grew up right outside of Boston in a suburb that was still very city-like. From where we lived, I could be in Boston in about 10 minutes by subway, but for some reason I hardly ever went. Even from a young age, I wasn’t exactly very enchanted with Boston, which is why I didn’t waste any time deciding to go to the REAL big city of New York for college.
In case you haven’t guessed after reading that last paragraph, I’ve always been a city girl. It’s been almost all I’ve ever known and I have to say that I really did grow up disliking being outside or doing nature-y things. I’ve had brief trips to extremely small, rural locations and they just haven’t jived with me or the way I like to live.
Now that I’m a little older and I live in a suburb of Boston that’s a little further away from the city and a little less urban, I think I realize that suburban life has its charms as well. We’re close enough that we can visit the city any time we want to (as long as we’re willing to brave the horrendous traffic — one of my huge pet peeves of city living). Where we live is relatively quiet without being “in the middle of nowhere”. It’s in between big city and small town, and that’s what works for both D and myself right now.
And I have to say, I do have a dream of moving to Florida, leaving behind the snow and the cold and living a more peaceful existence. Maybe someday!