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The Pros & Cons of Living in a Small Town

vintage building
On the street where we live.

A majority of the bullet points in the Pros And Cons Of Living In A Small Town are completely true … others …. not so much.

Preparation is key, when considering a move to a small town. Knowledge is power and would highly suggest attending a city council meeting or two … just to get your feet wet!  Shoulda, coulda, didn’t.

Understand up front that you will never, ever, ever and I mean never … feel like a part of the community and you will most certainly make more enemies than you will  friends.

Come to terms with the reality that there is absolutely nothing you can do to change things … small town folk think they own the place … isn’t that cute … you’re an intruder … get over it …  if something ever does change you may not live to see it.

SIDE BAR: Even though this appears to be a slam on small town living … it’s not … I love our vintage building and the quiet historic place where it stands.

Best advice we can give when making the move into a small town … mind your own business, surrender to being a topic of conversation every time you walk the dog, keep saying hello, even if they make a face (or ignore you) when you do, enjoy the quiet and think happy thoughts.

It’s easy enough, with practice … you just can’t let it get to you.

Besides, I love the solitude and beauty of this place and they’re not the boss of me.

Buddha Bored 2010
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Spring Cleaning

Hope they find good homes.

My current mantra … “If I start acting like spring is on its way … it will arrive sooner.”

So I’ve decided to start to compartmentalize.

Love that word … compartmentalize!

I’ll admit to not pronouncing the word the way it’s intended to sound, but I do love the idea of it.

I’ve been working really hard to put all of my stuff into neat little organized groupings and find myself wondering why it still looks so messy around here.

Less is so much more appealing to me right now. Guess that happens with age.

On my quest to simplify my surroundings, I’ve decided to start selling some of the vintage things that I’ve cherished for a good part of my life.

Over the last few months, I’ve been trudging my way around the world of ecommerce. Selling my artwork, mosaic tile supplies and a collection of vintage goods online. It’s been an enlightening experience and I’m thankful that I am finally getting comfortable with the process.

My only hope is to get over the feeling I get when someone buys something and I find myself having second thoughts about letting it go:)

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