First order of business…
On to today’s post. 🙂
I was recently on Instagram and I saw a photo a mom posted of her kids enjoying their time in the city. She lives in NY (a fabulous city, by the way 😉 ). A few commenters remarked about regretting not being in a big city. One of them said they used to live in a big city and moved back to the mid west and she thought that her children were missing out because of it.
I found that interesting. It hadn’t thought of it before. I live in Los Angeles. Big city life, for sure. I knew I wanted to be in a big city for many reasons before I became a mother. There was the accessibility to things, the hustle and bustle, the opportunities and for my career (working in television) I felt like for what I wanted NY or LA were my best options. Now that I have children, I am thankful that I live somewhere with so much to do and in a place that can be diverse. I think those are definite advantages. I hadn’t thought about what their life would be life if we’d lived in a smaller town. I don’t know if I would feel like they were missing out. I can’t say.
I know some people take comfort in living somewhere smaller where there isn’t so much going on. People sometimes feel it’s easier to enjoy life and the simple, real things that way. When you take out the distraction of the next big thing it’s easier to focus on priorities. I’ve also heard others not want to be in a big city because they don’t feel big city life always has the most positive influence on kids. I want to ask you all what you think? Big city or small town? Why?