It’s Week 6 of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge, here’s our challenge for this week:
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Week 6: The City You Live In
I’ve lived in my hometown Greensboro, North Carolina for my entire life. I was born and raised in a suburban neighborhood near some of the best public schools, and was close to kids my age growing up. During Halloween, other kids from nearby neighborhoods would come here to go trick or treating. I’m pretty sure we used to go through about 5 bags of candy minimum each Halloween.
Greensboro isn’t exactly what you call a big city. In fact, I would say it’s a city surrounded by other big cities. It’s tucked in a sweet spot between Winston Salem and High Point. I hadn’t really intended to settle down in Greensboro after college, but with no job and no place to go, I found myself back within the four walls of my childhood home. Greensboro is the city where my Fiance and I moved in together for the first time, and where we went on our first date. It’s also currently where I am spending my workdays, but with the added benefit of not having to leave my own couch.
I sincerely doubt we will stay in Greensboro for the rest of our days, but in this season of our lives it has everything we need. We are a short 40 minute drive to his parents house, and a two hour drive from mine. ECU is a short two and a half hour drive away if we are ever in the mood to catch a football game. The vast majority of our friends are just a short day trip. My Fiance’s job is a mere 25 minutes from our humble abode, and in less than five you can be at a restaurant, gas station, or grocery store.
Greensboro has been the place I’ve called home for twenty-three and a half years now. There are times when I wish I could walk out my front doors and take in the salty sea air, but until then this is the place I call home. I never imagined I’d still be living in Greensboro, in fact, if you had asked me just three years ago I was searching for jobs in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. While one day I do intend to leave Greensboro and find a new place to call home, this city has so many memories for me. I’m grateful to live in a place where I know how to get anywhere in the city, and know where the best Mexican food is. In the future I hope to live near the beach in the sunny cities of Florida, but until then Greensboro suits me just fine.