Growing up in a small town has it’s benefits such as everyone knows everyone, but that can also be a bad thing to. It is hard to hide things in a small town because everyone knows your business even though you try to keep it hidden. I also think it is difficult moving to a small town because they already have their own cliques set up and most of the people in that town have grown up together and many times look down on a new member to their community. I grew up in a small town area but it not as small as the town I live in now. I have lived here for almost 12 years and when I first move here it was hard because I did not know anyone except my husband and a handful of his family members. Slowly I began to meet new people but for many years I never had really close friends that I made in town. Now I can say that I am lucky enough to have some close friends that live in town and I feel a little comfortable. For many years I walked around and loved the fact that I was not well known and since i did not grow up here and only moved here when I met my husband I flew under the radar. But that all changed when my accident occurred and my name hit the papers and it was aired on t.v. it feels like I walk around town with a target on my back. Even though things have improved since the accident I still catch people whispering and pointing at me when I walk in the store or gas station. I know that I will never get away from that unless I move and at this point in my life moving is not possible and I am not sure if i could move that I would do that because all that would accomplish would be running away from my problems instead of facing them head on. I continue to push forward and deal with each obstacle that is put in front of me. I know I am strong enough to overcome this hard time in my life but sometimes it is so hard.
Till Next Time,