Aside from the conservative mindset among most in this area, we’re also limited on businesses like gyms, bars, and medical cannabis dispensaries
I am living in the same small town that my parents raised me in. When I applied for college, my original intent was to move out west and get as far away from this state as humanly possible. However, I accepted an admissions offer from a liberal arts college an hour drive from home and I ended up being happier in the long run I think. The classes were much 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 college environments. I learned a lot about racial inclusivity and recognizing privilege of all forms within one’s life and the society built around us. There are things that some people might prefer to forget about, such as the genocide of the Native Amercians, but it’s important for our children to know the truth if we expect them to improve the world we raised them in. Sadly, going back to my hometown was a bit of culture shock having been in a progressive liberal arts college for my entire undergraduate career. Aside from the conservative mindset among most in this area, we’re also limited on businesses like gyms, bars, and medical cannabis dispensaries. Sadly, this small town only has two medical marijuana stores right now, forcing me to drive to the city I lived in for college if I want a bigger selection of marijuana products. Although there are a few cannabis delivery services in the state, most of them charge fees on all delivery orders if you don’t buy at least $200 worth of products at any given moment.