Where Do I Want to Live?

where do i want to live

Good evening my party people! (Too much?) I normally don’t blog on Saturdays, but since I skipped my usual F.F. post, I figured why not drop by the ole Pretty Grazing today.

I have been in Farmington (hometown) for over a week!!! Some things I have discovered this past week+ are:

  • Small town living (not including Blue Bell, Alabama–duh) might not be for me. I miss Target, TJMaxx, my big fancy gym, etc. I do love the time with family, though.
  • Watching Lifetime movies could actually be my profession. I am a BIG sucker for Lifetime movies. (Yes, those crappy made-for-TV movies with unrecognizable actors.) They’re dramatic, sometimes cheesy, and always entertaining. And I’ve been watching a BUNCH of them this week.
  • I miss living in a neighborhood. This might seem a little contradictory to my first point, but there are totally neighborhoods in bigger towns. I just happen to live in an apartment complex, and before that I lived in a dorm. I miss the safeness and walkability of a nice neighborhood.
  • I’m so glad that my family still lives in my hometown. I love that I will always be able to come back and stay with them when I need a little small-town time.

Random recent photos from my life because why not:


IMG_7951At Jake’s Brother’s HS Graduation! (Congrats Max!)

At a wedding! (Congrats Brie and Lonnie!)

Are you a big city or small town person? I personally love that I am from a smallish town that I can always come back to. It’s a nice break from the hustle and bustle (re: traffic and lots of people) of the biggish town of Springfield.

Ultimately, I would love to end up in a suburb of St. Louis, but we’ll see where life takes us.  In the wise words of Forrest Gump…

box of choc

Do you have a dream city? If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

I think it’s an interesting thing to think about. I’m a huge homebody, not into big-big cities (DC’s traffic was enough to scare me away in a big way!), but kinda bored in a too-small city. I think the ideal situation for me is to live in a town that has that small-town feeling, but is close to lots of shopping and restaurants. I also want to live somewhere super family-friendly, and really walkable. (I’m actually feeling a lot pickier after typing this out than I thought was…interesting.)

Well, I didn’t really see that post turning out like it did, but I like to live life on the edge and write straight from my brain without a plan.

I’m excited for the rest of the weekend, but it will be bittersweet to head back to Springfield on Monday. Signature %22Caitlin%22 Logo

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