We’ve just returned to Tok after five weeks away. Thank you to everyone who has hung in here and also contacted me about the blog silence. My daughter and I were staying with my folks in Florida while my husband did some traveling on his own. And now we’re back. And it’s cold.
Coming back to a small, rural community like Tok makes me think of a lot of things, both good and bad. I always do try to see the silver lining on things, but I can’t deny that living here is very hard.
Here are my thoughts on the good things about living in small towns and the not so good. I think this can apply to smaller towns and communities anywhere.
|It’s quiet.||It’s lonely.|
|It’s safe, especially for your kids.||It’s isolated with few resources for kids.|
|It’s a slower pace.||It can be boring.|
|No traffic.||No place to go.|
|You can see thousands of stars in the night’s sky.||Dangerous, pitch dark, icy roads.|
|No close neighbors.||No close friends.|
|People are there to help in a pinch.||People make it their business to know your business.|
|No crowds or long lines.||Nobody shows up for events.|
|No urban sprawl.||No bookstore, no movie theater, no restaurant variety.|
What are your impressions of or experiences with life in a small town?