My mother and I have been looking at apartments online recently. You know, because we’re moving to Texas soon. Mom wanted us to move to Austin, where my brother lives, but he told us via email that rent in Austin is pretty expensive, so we can’t go there–we have to move to a smaller town, a “college town.”
I honestly don’t know what to think of it, though. I hate small towns. I hate living in those places where everyone knows everyone’s grandmother and you’ll meet the exact same people every single day, and they’ll know all about you and everything you do, and gossip about you because you’re new there and they’re so cliquey in a small-town way. I hate small towns that seem like they never change, that will look exactly the same and move at exactly the same pace for seemingly eternity. I hate small towns that are next to the countryside, because I hate living in the countryside, I hate everything about the countryside but the fresh air and the pretty stars in the sky. I know I’ll hate the town we move to if it ends up being one of those towns, where everyone is overwhelmingly…traditional and…just…SMALL-TOWN.
Hopefully I’ll go to a bigger school. One with a good 2000+ people in it. I can’t stand the thought of going to one of those tiny small-town high schools where everyone knows everyone else and everyone’s already in one of those tight-knit gossipy small-town cliquey friend groups. I’ve been to a middle school like that and it was hell. I can’t imagine having to go to a high school like that.
And hey, the larger the school is, the more possible it is I’ll find someone nice to hang out with, right?
I don’t know, anyway. The apartment we’re choosing is probably going to be one-bedroom’ed, very small, and near a high and elementary school, with convenient transportation (which, according to my brother, is hard to find in a place as unfairly huge as Texas). My mom will have to find a job, and I’ll probably get a part-time one, to earn some college/phone/laptop money for myself.
I just wanted to rant about that today. I know no one feels the same way I do about small towns, I know that. I’m just weird that way. I’m one of those weird people who hate the small towns other people love, who hate “quaint” places and overly jovial neighbors.
Have a good Wednesday, and stay chill.