I am staying in the same small town that my parents raised myself and others in. When I applied for school, my original intent was to transfer out west and get as far away from this state as humanly possible. However, I accepted an admissions offer from a liberal arts school an hour drive from my household and I ended up being happier in the long term I think. The classes were substantially smaller so I was able to meet all of my professors and stay on a first name basis throughout my time at that school. That’s a lot more than you can say for most school environments. I learned a good amount about racial inclusivity and recognizing privilege of all forms within your life and the society built surrounding us. There are things that some people might prefer to forget about, such as the genocide of the Native Amercians, however it’s imperative for my children to honestly see the truth if we expect them to improve the world every one of us raised them in. Sadly, going back to my hometown was somewhat of a culture shock having been in a progressive liberal arts school for my entire undergraduate career. Aside from the conservative mindset among most living in this area, we’re also limited on suppliers such as gyms, bars, and medical cannabis shops, and sadly, this small town only has many medical marijuana stores right now, forcing me to drive to the town I lived in for school if I want a larger selection of marijuana products. Even though there are a few cannabis delivery services available in the state, most of them charge fees on all delivery orders if you don’t purchase at least $200 worth of products at any given time.