30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 12: A photograph of the town you live in
I’ve always been a small town girl. I grew up in the sticks where you had to pass hunter education to move out of the 8th grade and you always had to name how far away you were from the big city for people to recognize where you live. When I was in high school I couldn’t wait to get away from small town living. I dreamed of the city and a faster-pace life so when I fell in love with a university in the middle of nowhere, I shocked myself. My teen self would be even more shocked to learn that I haven’t left it either.
I moved down to GWU in the fall of 1999 to work on my undergraduate degree in Music Education. I felt the call to ministry during my junior year and planned to attend seminary in Texas. God had different plans. I ended up staying at GWU to complete my seminary degree as well as to earn a paycheck.
I must admit, I really do enjoy the small town life. I like being able to walk to any shop that I would need (such as the pharmacy, grocery store, or one of several restaurants). I like feeling safe to go for a run (well, when my body allows me to run). I love the beautiful college campus that provides a place for walks and picnics like the lake shown above. It just a peaceful place to live and I’m really thankful that we were able to start our family here!
What do you like best about where you live?