Many of you are familiar with my background..but for those who aren't- well, lets just say this city of New York is wa-a-a-ay different than my hometown in the Boonies. Growin' up, I think it's safe to say I knew most of the names of people passing by me in the local grocery store, library, or gas station. A smile. A wave. And maybe a shout of 'how ya'll doin'?' across the parking lot or Christmas tree farm.
Small towns easily build a tight knit community. And it sure took the whole village to raise me. Those friends and families will always have my heart. Those mountains, forests, and trails will always be my home. And maybe...just maybe one day soon, I'll be there and back again ;) (High-five to the person that catches that reference!).
In the meantime, I've built my new home here in the 'City'-
Y'all. Let me tell ya. These streets might be louder and the apartments tighter, but the people and community here are just as close. I pass the same familiar faces every day. I run into friends on the sidewalks and families in the restaurants. One of the fascinating things about the community here is that you are forced to find it...and when you do, you've found family. You've found the jewels in the chaos. Not only am I proud of the friends that I've gained here, but I'm constantly inspired and encouraged by them. This is the village that continues to raise me. This small town, country girl sure is lucky!!
I can't wait to share with you my adventures and experiences both in the mountains and here in Gotham City.