Life in a Small Town

Crystal Bay, NV

#1 Nov 4, 2010
I am a teenager in Silver Springs Nevada, and I love it...sometimes! Its weird living in a small town, everyone is connected, that can be a good thing because its not that hard to make friends, but on the other hand everyone knows every little embarrassing thing you do.

I am the king of embarrassing myself, I have it down to a fine art even! Everyone calls me the life of the party, well it also makes me a chick repellent. There are several girls I have no chance with, if I wasn't so awkward, and so weird. Its a shame to because there is one girl I really like, but she hates my guts, so theres no point in even trying.

Beyond the girl problems involved in being in such a small town as Silver Springs, you also have those situations where you have to pick sides, and once you pick your sides, you burn a lot of bridges. I have lost dear close friends I have known for years, by not backing their opinions, or friends, in fights and arguments.

Everyday it seems more and more that this lifestyle of living in a small town slowly loses its appeal as you get older. I know there is a world out there, people...girls...possible friends. Who don't know me or anything I have ever been involved with and that thought comforts me. On the other hand, maybe I don't want to lose the girls that hate my guts, or the ones that laugh at me. Or the former friends I had before I met my current ones. Its that stuff that makes us realize who we are.

I am so close to leaving home, and I am not sure whether I should stay here with my friends, my family, and everything I have grown accustom to, or move out into the world, and see if the grass is really greener. I guess I will find out eventually, but as for now, I am just not sure what I am going to do with my life.

United States

#2 Nov 11, 2010
I grew up in Fallon during the late 60's and and didn't leave until 1993. I was also ackward at school, although I am a lady. I stayed because most of my family lived there, and family was important to me, and still is. As I got older, and I matured, I eventually moved on, mostly to start over, and I liked the idea of being unknown. I was 33 when I left, and you know what? I moved to another state, to another small rural town, where everybody knows or is related to someone. I love it here and plan to stay.
I know you didn't ask for advice, but I would think about really looking at yourself in the mirror, and ask yourself the tough questions, like why you had to choose between friends? and was it a good choice? I'm sure you know the difference between right and wrong, so keep that in mind when you look. The grass is not always greener on the other side, especially if you really don't know where you are going to go and do. Sometimes bridges can be repaired, but it takes a big person to stand up and say they where wrong. There is also nothing wrong with staying close to family and friends, life is a journey, slow down and enjoy it and eventually you will find what your good at, and what you enjoy doing, it will come to you.Good Luck to you and I hope this helps.

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