Every year around this time I consider moving back to the city. Spring just seems like a good time for new prospects, new boys. However, when I actually move to the city, I usually find that it's the same low paying jobs, the same stupid boys, there's just more of them. When I lived there, I just felt claustrophobic. I hated the traffic, the never ending noise.
Honestly, I love where I live. It's not a "normal" choice for a twenty five year old to live in a place that isn't even on google maps. I was here when the county got its first stop light. Even walmart is 45 minutes away. I like dirt roads, & the fact that the only time there is traffic is when someone is moving sheep across the street. I find it endearing that the post office just recently stopped taking a three hour lunch break. We have random festivals all summer long. It's basically Stars Hollow minus Luke. Visitors always laugh because when we pass a car on the road we wave at each other. They ask, who is that? I say, I don't know but they would probably stop & help if my car broke down.
A few days ago, I woke up to the phone ringing. It was my aunt, asking if I was dead. I said not to my knowledge. Apparently, there had been two murders in my small town a few hours earlier. It reminded me of when Lorelai was watching the news & says something like "Something horrible & grizzly happened in a small town where horrible grizzly things never happen" Yes, my town has crime. Yes, I always lock the doors on my car & house but mostly as a reflex from my days in the city. However, I've never been scared here before. I've never felt unsafe before. I've never mistrusted strangers I see in town. They eventually found the murderer a few states away. The motive is still unknown. I noticed yesterday when I was driving that most people didn't wave back. I guess the only thing to do is just keep waving.