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#270488 - 06/17/14 04:46 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 788
Loc: wellington, fl
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle

I love a warm, summer rain. I love standing there in it with concrete under my feet. Then I would go into a building dry off, drink a cup of coffee and continue to watch the rain. And yes, I too love the smell of the rain.

Jeanette Isabelle

Happily, you can pretty much count on daily summer rain from approximately June through September. Excellent thunderstorms, too, and the occasional drama of a tropical depression. Central Florida is similar to the non-coastal rural south, and "rural south" is an acquired taste for those who grew up elsewhere; it is not a taste which everyone chooses to acquire. It would be wise to choose a local activity-canoes, kayaks, horses, boats- and expand your horizons and contacts thereby. Sadly, wisdom is not always palatable, and those approaches have not worked well for me. Good luck and God bless.
Dance like you have never been hurt, work like no one is watching,love like you don't need the money.

#270497 - 06/17/14 10:11 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
RayW Offline

Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 551
Loc: Orlando, FL
Don't forget having watermelon while you are rocking on the porch.

#270501 - 06/17/14 11:44 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: RayW]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6219
Loc: southern Cal
and how fer can ya spit them seeds?
Geezer in Chief

#270504 - 06/18/14 12:33 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1364
I think everyone is different. You'll find out what makes you happy or unhappy, I suppose. Sometimes it's the lack of things to do. Sometimes it's just the sort of people who live in small towns. Sometimes it's just the time of your life. Sometimes it's *that* particular small town. So stay vibrant. Do stuff. If it doesn't work after you've given it some time, find a way out.

I went through the same thing, moving from NYC to a small Midwestern town. I picked up new hobbies that are impossible to pursue in NYC (e.g., USPSA). But at the end I discovered I really need the openness and energy of a lively city, and I like being surrounded by busy people full of ideas and projects. So after a few years of job hunting, I am moving to a coastal city.

#270512 - 06/18/14 04:41 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: hikermor]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 988
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
It's always nice if you can get 'em past the porch rail while staying in the shade.

Edited by UTAlumnus (06/18/14 04:43 AM)

#270513 - 06/18/14 07:35 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Aussie Offline

Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 205
Loc: Australia
Sounds like a difficult situation.

I can only suggest that you actively look for some things which you like doing, people who you like being with etc and try not to focus on what you’re missing, too much.

If you focus on what you don’t have it will make you unhappy, then more unhappy and you may start to blame people for it .....

Try and find someone you can talk to about it, don’t let it build.

#270527 - 06/18/14 02:27 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Deathwind Offline

Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 310
Oh. I'm sorry, JI. I know how hard that can be to deal with. I wish you the best in your situation.

#271367 - 08/20/14 03:35 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Mike_H Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 612
Loc: SE PA
I live in a western suburb of Philly. Even that is too much city for me. Where I grew up, I could walk in my backyard into the woods, and where our property line ending, the woods continued far into state game lands...

Being in a more quiet setting forces someone into self reflection. You have to learn to be quite content with yourself with there are no distractions from a larger city.

On the plus side, lots of opportunities to just go out into the "wilds" to indulge in some survival practice. Take a fun new tool out for a spin and see how it performs. Learn to identify wild edibles (I'm looking at you Blast!).

Every place you live opens the door for new adventures as long as you are willing to look for them and be open to them.
"I reject your reality and substitute my own..." - Adam Savage / Mythbusters

#275717 - 07/08/15 05:38 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1634
Loc: Ocala, FL
A lot of work has been done to the yard. It's an improvement.

Recently I found a Dairy Queen. I was so excited until I walked in and saw the menu. They had four deli sandwiches to choose from and they come with a bag of chips. Calling themselves Dairy Queen is a misnomer.

This is a Dairy Queen menu:


Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Dairy Queen, been a loyal customer since childhood.

Jeanette Isabelle
"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson

#275723 - 07/09/15 08:44 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2076
Loc: Great Plains
That sucks, Jeanette Isabelle. I worked at DQ when I was a kid. I can't imagine not being able to get a big gooey burger or Blizzard there! Beyond that I hope you're settling in and finding rewarding things to do.
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

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