I am living in the same small town that my parents raised me in.
When I applied for university, my original intent was to move out west as well as get as far away from this state as I could manage.
However, I accepted an admissions offer from a liberal arts university approximately an hour drive from home as well as I ended up being happier in the long run I believe. The classes were much smaller so I was able to meet all of my instructors as well as stay on a first name basis throughout my time at that university. That’s so much more than you can say for most university environments. I learned a lot about racial inclusivity as well as recognizing privilege of all forms within your life as well as the society built around us. There are things that some people might adore to forget about, such as the genocide of the Native Amercians, however it’s critical for our children to actually know the truth if we expect them to improve the world we raised them in. Regrettably, going back to my hometown was a bit of culture shock having been in a progressive liberal arts university for my undergraduate job. Aside from the conservative mindset among most in this area, we’re also limited on businesses such as gyms, bars, as well as medical cannabis stores! Unluckily, this small town only has two medical marijuana stores at this time, forcing myself and others to drive far out of town if we are looking for a larger selection of marijuana products. Although there are a few cannabis delivery services found in the state, most of them charge fees on all delivery orders if you don’t choose to purchase at least $200 worth of products at any given moment.