Six Things You Quickly Learn When You Move to a Small Town

Living in a small town was never on my life's to do list. In fact, never in a million years did I think I would be living in small town let alone be a stay-at-home mom. I always thought by this point in my life I would be on my way towards starting my own consulting firm. But that was then and this is now. 


Fast forward five years after graduating from college and I find myself as a wife and a mom. My hubs and I (along with my baby bump at the time) moved from a city to a small town this past summer. Here are a just a few things we quickly learned:


1) All the stores close at 5:00 PM on weekdays and are closed on Sunday.

2) You have to drive an hour to get to the nearest mall.

3) Majority of the restaurants aren't worth the price you pay.

4) The fast food chains don't seem to taste quite as good as you remembered. Not to mention they can't seem to get your order right even when you are the only customer.

5) The movie theatre reminds you of the dollar theatre back home, but worse.

6) The few traffic lights that are in town only allow one of four directions to go at a time.


For those of you that have lived or are living in a small town, what other insights can you share?

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