We have recently decided to move back to my hometown. I am excited about it, like most people who grew up in small towns in high school I couldn't wait to get out, thought it was soo boring and hated that everyone knew everyone. My how things change once you become an adult. I went away to college, in a small similar town to my own and really started to miss my town alot. After that I moved to Columbus and spent a year there and then onto the suburbs of Chicago. I am thankful that I got to experience different places of varying sizes.
But in the end my hometown was a great place to grow up, i got a good education at a smaller school, where I knew pretty much everyone I graduated with. The town was safe and beautiful and well taken care of. It had small town values, I grew up on a farm in the rural part of town. Though the town has definitely gone through it's changes in the end it is still the town I always knew. I am excited at the thought of my daughter and future kids growing up in a great place....yes ill go back and see so many of the people I went to high school with, which isn't all bad, and yes there are plenty of people who never leave but to each there own and i'm excited.
Do you live where you grew up? Are you glad you do or do you wish you lived somewhere else? Did you move away from where you grew up? would you ever go back?
I grew up in N California and its beautiful but I moved to LA and prefer it. More culture, more things to do, more history, more races, better weather :)
I tried it though. And I will never move back. Maybe to SF one day but no intention. Not a bitter no way but the people there.. There's old money and a feeling of entitlement I don't want my kids to experience or have.
I wish I loved it though. I think it's great your move. :)