31 August 2011

Smalltown USA

When I was first born, I lived in a town about half hour away from the Twin Cities. The same town I actually go to school in now. When I was 7, my parents divorced. My mom and my brother and I moved to a town about 10 minutes from Minneapolis. I was ok with the move and didn't really realize how much I didn't like living that close to the city until I was in my junior high/high school years when I realized how I loved visiting my dad about an hour away from the cities. I didn't realize how much I truly loved it til I moved to my dad's after graduating high school.

I love the small town feel. I am asked often if I would ever move closer to the cities again, and honestly I find hard to say anything other than no. I love my town. I love the way when someone is hurting the whole community gathers around their family. I love the fact that everybody knows everybody. I'm enthralled with the fact that I can tell people who my parents and grandparents are, and nine times out of ten they know who I am referring to, and give me some sort of story or anecdote about them.

I love where I live. I am ten minutes either way from two medium sized cities. My grandparents and aunt and uncle live on the street behind us. I never wonder who would be there for me if something were to happen.

I have noticed living here for the last year and few months how NICE people are around here for the most part. They rarely make you feel like you're a burden and most of the time have a smile for you and a good word to give. It's like the line from the Kenny Chesney song "Boys of Fall" I've got your number, I got your back when your back's against the wall, you mess with one man you got us all.

I am very blessed to call this place home & do not take it for granted.

By the way, this is my first link-up for Pour Your Heart Out.

03 August 2011

Life Update

Time for a major life update, I've been kind of absent around these parts.

Twins Game-- The Twins game we went to that my dad was getting honored at was FUN! I got to hang with my grandparents--both sides (: it twas amazingg! They did end up losing though.

Camping-- Camping was really fun as well! Mady & I were accused of being anti-social though. Sorry people, when I have to be social all week at work & school, I need ME time, which some can consider anti-social, but whatevs. Got eaten alive by mosquitoes!

Work-- Work has been going great! I love customer service, well most of the time anyways! I celebrated a year of working at Wal-Mart on the 27th. Crazy to think it's been that long!

Home Life-- With celebrating a year at work, I also celebrated a year of living at home. I don't regret my choice at all. Lynn & Mady are still two of my best friends. Mady & I have stayed up til 1 or 2 a.m watching Army Wives the last two nights. My baby Cooper is growing like a weed. His paws are ginormous & his ears are HUGE! I love him! Over the course of the year, I've wondered a few times what it would be like to live by myself or in dorms, but I quickly realize I would be missing SO much time with my family.

School-- Today is the last day of summer semester. Can I get a hallelujah? Summer semester is WAYY stressful. I'm just glad that I have 18 days off & then have a full semester instead of an 8 week semester that stuffs 19 weeks full of material in.

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