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Music for Monday…

I’ve always been a small-town girl. I like to think it’s the permanent imprint of New Zealand sending my heart a little reminder of where I came from every now and then. So I guess it must seem odd that this small-town girl lives in the bustling city – albeit in the heart of suburbia in Sydney’s north west – and has done so for over 25 years.
I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. And becoming more than a little restless too. I imagine it’s because I’m becoming less enamoured of the ‘positives’ of city living that I loved so much when I first moved here. Needs and wants change, don’t they? One thing I know for sure is my yearning for a life less impacted by the constant ‘rush-rush’ of city living is becoming a stronger and more strident voice in my head. Most days, it doesn’t shut up.
I have a dream of living somewhere like this:

Look at all that SPACE. My boys would be in sheer heaven. 
Plenty of room for a set of rugby posts here!
And look at that verandah – what a great place for a quiet cuppa in the afternoon or morning sun. Ahhhh, the serenity! I can totally see me living in a place like this. 
One day, hopefully not too far away, The Provider and I can look for another piece of paradise and finally start to realise the benefits of living with wide open space all around. Somewhere to shut the ‘rush-rush’ noise out for a bit. Our sanctuary from chaos. I’d really like my boys to experience that too.
Today’s song choice is a favourite of mine from John Mellencamp – Small Town.
Well I was born in a small town
And I can breathe in a small town
Gonna die in a small town
Oh that’s prob’ly where they’ll bury me

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7 responses to “Music for Monday…”

  1. Sarah-Jane Avatar

    I loved this post and can soooo relate. I too am from a small town but live far far away in a city of many millions and lately I have been dreaming of my small town and how much fun our boys would have living there. Perfect song!

  2. Groovy Grandma Avatar
    Groovy Grandma

    You come from a family of small-town dwellers – there is lots to recommend, the ease of getting around, friendliness of the inhabitants, and it is always easy to go to a metropolitan centre when required. I love living in one myself.

  3. Rosie Avatar

    Gorgeous post, Sarah and it's easy to see the appeal of that wide open space calling to you. The city can be claustrophobic at times. I love your dream. Hopefully one day it'll be a reality x

  4. What Sarah Did Next Avatar

    What's not to love about John Mellencamp, hey? He certainly struck a chord in so many people with that song.

    Hope we both get the chance to realise our small-town dreams one day. We can only hope, right? Thanks for dropping by, Sarah-Jane!


  5. What Sarah Did Next Avatar

    I love your small town, GG. It's a beautiful part of the world. Hopefully, one day soon I'll be back to being a small town girl too!


  6. What Sarah Did Next Avatar

    It's funny how our wants and needs change as we get older. I couldn't wait to be part of the city when I was young; now I'm more about the need to take time out and get back to the simple things in life.


  7. The Kids Are All Right Avatar

    Hmm, growing up in a small town, that song was weirdly oppressive. I do love a lot of things about small towns, but I don't love how everyone knows everyone's business. I like the anonymity of a city.

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Former wild-child of the 80’s, classic rock fan and loyal friend to a particularly awesome group of people. Forever planning to write more. Fervently wishes she lived at the beach. Loves the mighty All Blacks. Rather partial to a cheeky glass of red.

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