"You're so lucky that you know where you want to live and work"
One of my friends said that to me during a conversation we had the other night about where we want to teach after college.
I have mentioned a few times that I am majoring in education. I might not have mentioned that I already know where I want to look for a job. Right here. The same beautiful town that I've lived in for the past 20 years. The only place I've ever known. The school system that helped influence my own decision to become an educator. The place where I want to raise my babies. My hometown.
Because of the love shown between neighbors.
Because of the history of the place.
Because my family. Almost all of them are right here.
Because of the insane amount of pride that is shown on Football Friday Nights.
Because I adore our little annual festival.
Because of the "small town charm".
Because of the adorable craft shops.
Because big cities just aren't for me.
Because I love the big yards we all have.
Because I like looking out my window and seeing my neighbor's horses.
Because it's safe here.
Because I want to give back.
Because this is the only place that is home to me.
Because this is where I grew up. And I want my children to have that same experience.