Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Small Town and it's enough.

Good morning all!
Just wanted to share a LO that I've completed recently. Now usually I don't share pages that are not linked to challenges but this one I feel, sums up well how I've been feeling about a certain topic. With the discussion surrounding the move of my Dad and step-mom back to the town that I spent my highschool and college years, I have been asked this question many times: "When are you moving back?" And the answer is honestly and frankly..."If I can help it.....never." You see this town they plan to move back to is a big town...a city...surrounded by three other cities...all, almost touching.  I have nothing against this place.....I love to visit, but it's not for me. I recently took Soul Restoration 1 by Brave Girls Club (click on their link in the sidebar and check them out) and part of that course was exploring what made us feel good, what we wanted, what was enough. John Mellencamp puts it best in his song:

Small Town – John Mellencamp

Well I was born in a small town
And I live in a small town
Prob'ly die in a small town
Oh, those small communities

All my friends are so small town
My parents live in the same small town
My job is so small town
Provides little opportunity, hey!

Educated in a small town
Taught to fear Jesus in a small town
Used to daydream in that small town
Another born romantic that's me

But I've seen it all in a small town
Had myself a ball in a small town
Married an L.A. doll and brought her to this small town
Now she's small town just like me

No I cannot forget where it is that I come from
I cannot forget the people who love me
Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town
And people let me be just what I want to be

Got nothing against a big town
Still hayseed enough to say
Look who's in the big town
But my bed is in a small town
Oh, and that's good enough for me

Well I was born in a small town
And I can breathe in a small townGonna die in this small town
And that's prob'ly where they'll bury me

I know that there are people out there who won't understand this (you know who you are) but living in this small town, the one that I spent my childhood in, is enough for me. And I'm not settling. Not at all. I truly love it here. Sure it means being away from my siblings and some of my friends. Yes, it will mean that I'll be away from my Dad when he moves (which I really really hate but can't change). Sadly it means that I don't get to see my beautiful niece and goddaughter Alexis everyday like I'd like to. It might mean, it will take a little longer to meet the husband (although I'm not convinced that's true - I think it might take a little longer because of who I am and not where I live) and I'm okay with that. Living here....I can go to the beach whenever I want, it's only 20mins away. I get to have a relationship with my Grandma that I otherwise would not have (she calls me her buddy). I could walk anywhere if I wanted to. Sometimes my patients know my grandparents and I get to hear stories I wouldn't otherwise hear. And many many other things that are equally as wonderful. But most important - I can breathe in a small town and that's good enough for me.