Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What Do You Love Most About Your City?

While I was taking these pictures on the Downtown Nashville Pedestrian Bridge, looking out at the city skyline, I couldn't help but think of what a wonderful place it is, and how much I've grown to love living here. I moved to Nashville six years ago, when Chris and I got engaged, and honestly didn't know what to expect. I had only visited Nashville once before, and that was for a college football game. So there was still so much of the city I hadn't seen and so much to learn about the Music City!

It didn't take long for me to fall in love with this southern city, mainly because of the "small town feel" despite its larger population. There are several things I love about Nashville, but the fact that it still seems small while also having so much to offer is definitely what I love most. I grew in up an itty bitty town in south Mississippi, with no red lights and where "getting around" was a breeze. I assumed that "getting around" in a larger city like Nashville would be a hard transition, but I was shocked at how small it felt (and still does) when I first moved here.

Nashville has several "pockets" of town, as I like to call them, and getting to and from each one is super easy and not as intimidating as this small town girl once thought it would be. On top of being easy to navigate, I loved that I quickly made friends and would run into them around town - like at the grocery store or dry cleaners. I thought this was something that only existed in towns with a true Main Street and one restaurant. Since living here, we've created so many friendships and have such a wonderful church family - it's something I truly cherish.

Despite its hometown feel, it still feels like a new city to explore every day. From new restaurants, to sporting events and live music, there is always something to see or do - and we love the adventure of that! Even after living here for several years, we haven't come close to doing it all, and honestly don't know if we ever will at the rate Nashville is growing. We've already lost count of all the new restaurants that have opened in the past year! I just love that I can spend a Saturday in my backyard with friends, at a vineyard tasting wine, downtown listening to live music, or brunching at one of our favorite restaurants.

I think it's safe to say that if you're still excited about living in a place as much as you were six years ago when you moved there, then you officially love your city! So where do you live? Big city or small town? Or kind of both - like in my case. I would definitely say Nashville is a big city but small town... if that makes sense. From my point of view it does, ha ha. Anyway, I would love to hear what you love most about where you live!

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