Over the past two years, I’ve become a city girl through and through.
BUT. That doesn’t mean I don’t still appreciate the lovely things that good old Pennsylvania – the state I called home for 23 years – has to offer.
First of all, the train ride to PA in itself gives me the opportunity to catch up on reading for a completely uninterrupted 90 minutes.
(Can you tell I’m getting a lot out of this book? ha.)
And then there’s the once-taken-for-granted ability to walk out of the house, get directly into a car, and simply go to your destination. Not to mention that I know I’ll barely see anyone while I’m out, so going out with a morning scowl and bed-head is…well, irrelevant.
Also an area that PA does it better – the snow doesn’t instantly become laden with gravel and dog pee like it does in New York. ‘
And athough nowhere even comes close to New York in the restaurant department, i can at least still indulge in my go-to simple sushi takeout while here in PA.
And then of course there’s the best part of PA – my incredible family. This particular trip home was to celebrate the birthday of none other than my amazing dad. He’s the best dad a girl could ask for!
As great as my time here has been, I’m more than ready to go home to my city and my people. It’s been real, Pennsylvania!
Do you still live in the town/state you grew up in? Do you ever miss it?