|Photo of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign my hubby took recently.|
Now I couldn't imagine living in a sprawling or towering metropolis. I don't fancy living in the country either, although I love going for hikes in the mountains, and breathing in the fresh air and sharp yet sweet scent of pine. I prefer living in the smallish city where I am now. I can get the medical care I need, enjoy the 300+ days of sunshine we get each year, take in the vibrant local arts scene, shop for most things I need, and for the rest Las Vegas isn't that far away. I can get anything there, including many things I'd rather not! Each time I approach Vegas, the hair at the back of my neck stands up, I become very aware of my surroundings, and I'm constantly on guard. There is definitely a big city vibe going on there. I couldn't live like that every day. I don't think I could get used to it either. Although I wouldn't want to live in the country again, I am a farm girl at heart. I don't like how I feel in any big city--nervous, closed in, crowded out, hurried.
|Me at my favorite spot on the shores of Lake Champlain, 2009.|
That's okay, though. Things change; circumstance, health, ideals, opinions, perferences--they all change over time. It's better to change, in my opinion, than hold steadfastly to the norm that is keeping me stuck, stifling me.
Which are you, country or city? Have you always been? Have you changed your preference over the years?