My “neighborhood”

Have I mentioned I love where I live?

I know there are some drawbacks to living in a rural community… but the longer we live here, the more I fall in love with it. My neighborhood – if you can even call it that – is wonderful. (Actually, my neighborhood is my entire town, which you can see most of in the picture above. Yep. That’s pretty much the whoooole town.)

Honestly, the thing I love most about it is not having any neighbors. I lived in dorms and apartments all through college, and definitely got enough of that there. Since then, I’ve gradually moved further and further away from people, in general. I hate people. Don’t get me wrong, I love people. But… I hate people.

Living here has kept me sane. It keeps me away from people unless I want to see people. Which is pretty perfect for me. I don’t have to put up with unruly neighbors or worry about city ordinances dictating to me what I can and can’t do with my home.

At this point, I’m not entirely sure you could pay me enough to move back to “the city.” I just love the space out here. It’s like I can breathe.

And I mean, really. Who doesn’t love tons of space to plant tons of pretty flowers? We even bought a Weeping Willow and planted it in the front-ish yard. (Well, ok. WE bought the tree. THE BOY planted it. I really had nothing to do with it other than saying, “Oh, you planted the tree!”)

So, here’s what you learned about me in the past few paragraphs: I hate civilization, love plants, but am lazy.

Grade 2, “Good things about my neighborhood.” Writing is elementary series prompted by Katherine. Topics from Write Source. Photos are MINE, BITCHES.


  1. J. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:29 pm

    Couldnt agree more on all counts. Great pictures too by the way.

  2. Kat Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:29 pm

    Oh, JEALOUS. Too many years in NYC and I desperately want a buffer of undeveloped nothingness between me and the rest of humanity. Especially the ones who like to have 4am shouting parties in the middle of the street.

  3. Brittney Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:31 pm

    Sometimes I really want to get even more rural than we are right now (yes, this is “rural” for me, I’m from Los Angeles) — but then I remember that I love quick trips to Target and Walmart. I need to find a rural community that is um.. for lack of a better word.. not hick-ish? Here, the more rural I get, the more I run into things that go against my very core: Super homophobes, hunting, backyard dog keepers, etc. Help me find a place that is educated, mildly liberal and farmy. Like um.. Vermont? <3

  4. terra Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:04 am

    I know what you mean about hating people. I’d much rather have a space to myself away from people and while I do love my home in the city now, sometimes I wish my neighbors weren’t so close and that I didn’t have to come up with small talk every day when I come home.

  5. big brother Monday, April 25, 2011 3:46 pm

    yep….it’s nice isn’t it? 🙂

    sometimes, we’re so alike it’s scary.

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