After visiting the big apple last weekend – I can genuinely say I love living in the south and in my cute little town. I will say the city was exciting / amazing – with so much to do and see. New York is so vibrant & diverse. The energy is insane! The city literally never sleeps (which kept me from sleeping and this girl needs those z’s) – I had such a fun trip but when all is said and done I really appreciate the simplicity of a small town. I can hear the crickets at night, see all of the stars in the sky, smell the fresh air, and take a joy ride around town. These are things I take for granted typically. As I sit at my desk in the upstairs of my own home listening to the rain I feel blessed to call this place home.
Wake Forest has such charm and character that I hope never gets taken away from it. As people move into the town there is sure to be growth but I hope they keep it humble. I think part of the reason I love this town so much is that it reminds me of my hometown. I grew up in Waxhaw, NC just south of Charlotte at the SC state line. It too has a rustic charm but what was once rows of antique shops has changed to bars and restaurants. Don’t get me wrong I think it is great but I do miss the days when I could rummage through old collections. I have an old soul at heart. I love vintage and antiques. I also love to collect things. Some would say hoarder.. I will stick to collector of sorts. Let’s just say I still have every birthday card I’ve ever been given.
Anywho, I used to think Charleston would be the only place I would want to say “I love where I live” but I now know that isn’t true. I feel the same kind of love for my small town too.
The photos above are some of my favorite memories I’ve had this far in WF. Friday nights on white, photo shoots, walks through downtown, date nights with my love, and snow days! Many more to make in this town of mine.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!