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Apr 17, 2020

If I Lived in a City

AJ officially made the decision to transfer to Berklee in the fall, and I couldn't be more excited for him.  (Besides the part where I'm going to miss him terribly and I've definitely cried a lot)

I'm the kind of girl that's generally happy in my suburban life.  I like having a car and looking out my window to see trees and being able to tan in my backyard without having creepy neighbors looking at me.  But then, I visit a city and it's just too easy to imagine my picturesque city life.  I mean, there are so many great bloggers that make it look awesome, right?

But, with the boyfriend making the big move, I've begun seriously considering my options.  And when I think of returning to my first true city love, I get really excited.  Sure, there will be plenty of trips north to visit AJ, but wouldn't it be great to have a little apartment with a few friends and to really dig into that dream of being an urban teacher and to be able to walk to places and take the T and all of those great things that city folk do?  The fact is that AJ's career will likely land us in a city in a few years.  So why not make the move now?

What it really comes down to is that scary task of finding a job and stuff.  And so maybe this next season of life is just a bloom-where-you're-planted sort of time.  Stay put, enjoy traveling when I can, and keep imagining that city life and the perfectness of it all before the reality of what it really is sets in one day.

But I do so love the idea of city living.


  1. that is terribly exciting and you even made a country girl as myself picture living in a city the way you described it :) good luck with wherever this new chapter takes you!

  2. congrats on the berklee acceptance! I live right down the street from Berk and I love it! (I'm even taking a class there through my home college.) such an exciting time for you - best of luck navigating all of it!

  3. I stopped by from Ten Feet Off Beale, and I'm excited to follow along! Your blog is adorable!

  4. oh, also, wahoooo for AJ :) very exciting!

    come to boston.

  5. I love the pictures in this post. Great angles. You will like the city. Because of it being crowded there are plenty of opportunities to do lots of walking. I know this because I live in a big city in China with no car.

  6. i have always dreamed of living in a loft in a city above a flower shop or a coffee shop - both would be idealistic!

  7. I came from a city to a town . And it had been super hard for me to endure all the "towny" stuff but I got used to it. I am sure you'd love being a true "urban" :)

  8. I'm so excited for your future, Bets! I know that God will use this transition to do big and great things and I can't wait to see them unfold! LOVE YOU :)

  9. Howdy! I just found your blog, and enjoyed clicking through your pages. As far as urban vs suburban...I went from Rural to Urban for college and loved it. (not that Seattle left me without a few wistful days) But I'm certain wherever you land, the best bet is to enjoy where you are at the moment. :)


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