I can’t take the city any longer.

I work with disabled adults and have done so for many years. I made the decision to move out of my parents home and move to town to prevent the hour long drive which was troublesome in the winter. This town is a size of 8,089 and to ya’ll it might not seem like anything, but to me I miss waking up to nature / animals. I hate looking out to find the loud noise is some rap fans blaring there music. I just want to create art, look out my window, and see some deer eating. 

Are there any other women out there who grew up in the country and moved to the city for work or another reason and find they don’t like it??

She can open a door for herself but prefers for a gentleman to do it because it demonstrates a sense of respect. After all, every girl wants to be treated like a princess. She knows how to make sweet tea & grits while telling you anything about any football team in the SEC. She picks her battles & fights with the heart of a pitbull, while still maintainin grace & elegance. Her mystique is that of a softspoken, mildmannered southern belle who could direct an army. Loves her mama & will always be a daddy’s girl.

So the college I want to attend next year sent me something in the mail for their arts and sciences program. This excites me, and gets me pumped thinking about leaving New Jersey and spending my college life down south in Tennessee. People usually ask why I want to leave home, and why I want to be far from NJ. It’s not because I’d prefer to be away from everyone, it’s because I want to live an adventurous life. I want to learn and discover what it’s like to be in a new place, meet a new social circle of people, and see how southerners live. Life is about taking risks and seeing the most you can. This is a big country, with amazing things that I haven’t encountered yet, and this is my chance. Staying in my homestate and being babied by my family isn’t going to teach me anything about being on my own, having responsibility, or becoming who I really am. And hey, if I don’t like Tennessee, all I can day is at least I tried, and it’s onto the next place. Traveling is such an experience, and it’s just the beginning for me. If I get accepted into Vanderbilt, then the journey starts there.