August 16, 2019

City Gal

I think it comes to no surprise that I love the city. I thrive in living in urban areas where it takes you 30 minutes to drive 5 miles down the road and 5'oclock traffic is an actual thing. There's something about being somewhere where there's such a large diversity of people hustling every day to reach their goals... and the countless food options are a major plus.

Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper - Charlotte, NC Blogger
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Hi friends!

I probably sound like a broken record by now, but ya girl grew up in a very small mountain town in North Carolina. To paint the picture of how small, there are more undergrad students at UNC Charlotte than there are in my entire county. It's the "everyone knows everyone" type of ordeal and if there's any news going on, the entire town would know about it in less than 24 hours. Even though I've grown to appreciate my hometown and all the quirks, I don't see myself making plans to move back anytime soon.

Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper - Charlotte, NC Blogger
Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper - Charlotte, NC Blogger

Ever since I started thinking about college I knew I wanted to go to school in a city, I just didn't know where. All I knew at the time was that I had to get out of my small town and see what else the world had to offer. I mentioned in my "Letter to UNC Charlotte" post that I didn't exactly love Charlotte when I first started school here. After I got through the initial adjustment of moving to a new city for the first time and navigating the streets, I was hooked.

There's just so much about living in the city that I love. I love how I don't have to drive two hours to go to a mall or the fact that there are a plethora of food options here. I love that you have the opportunity to network and meet people of all walks of life here but also be able to be invisible in a crowd of people and do your own thing. I love the energy of people working hard every day to get after what they want and that there are just so many more opportunities here.

Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper - Charlotte, NC Blogger

As cheesy as it sounds, but being in a city just motivates me. I mean heck, take my blog as an example. You can clearly tell when I moved out of Charlotte and slacked off to when I moved back and gained inspiration again. Yeah, the traffic sucks and having to wait in line at places that would normally be a walk-in at home is annoying, but I still prefer it over my little town any day.

Will I continue to live in a city for the rest of my life? Who knows. Maybe one day I wake up and decide that I'm fed up with all the crime and hate the fast pace lifestyle, but I do know that's probably not going to happen any time soon. I think at this point in my life, city life is the right fit for me in terms of personal and career growth. Plus, I do get the luxury of escaping it every once and while when I visit my parents back at home!

Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper - Charlotte, NC Blogger
Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper - Charlotte, NC Blogger

Now to throw it back to you! Are you more of a small town or city person? Let me know in the comments down below! I hope you all enjoyed the post and as always, thank you for reading!


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