and that's good enough for me.

I was born in a small town--but not just any small town, the one in that John Mellencamp song. As luck would have it, I met a small town boy. He grew up in a town a thousand miles northeast of me, but it doesn't matter. We both have small town blood running through our veins. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Don't get me wrong: I love living in the city, though Providence isn't really a 'big' city. I thoroughly enjoyed my six years in DC. I just cannot get sunrises like this or sunsets like that in the city. These photos are little reminders of how much I love the peace and quiet of a small town.

When we bought our land this fall, {cv} and I were more than willing to sacrifice the big city conveniences. Visits like the one we had this weekend solidify we made the right choice. I am already counting down the days until our next visit to the Hoosier state at the end of December. Our future home may be in Rhode Island, but all small towns have a way of finding their way into my heart.

John Mellencamp definitely had it right: the small town life is good enough for me.
Have you ever had a lightbulb moment like this?

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  1. I grew up in a small town (and still live there now) and I LOVE it. Sure, I might have to move soon to a city for career opportunities, but when I settle down and have kids, I want to live in a small town again.

  2. I'm a big city girl - San Antonio, Chicago, San Francisco - but I'm slowly coming around to the idea of small town life. The boyfriend grew up in a small town and we've talked about moving to Sonoma in the future. If I have to live in a small town, Sonoma is good enough for me I think. :)

  3. How wonderful to have land to build on -- what a dream! :-) I'm happy for you.

  4. Now Journey's don't stop believing is stuck in my head, all because of your intro. What does John Mellencamp know! hahaah

  5. My husband and I both grew up in small towns. We met in Denver, and now we live in a very crowded county in Florida. We're dying to live in a small-er town. Like you said, you do have to sacrifice some big city conveniences... but you just can't put a price on peace, quiet, and natural beauty.

    I love that sunrise shot you shared!

  6. I loved being raised in a small town, and while I live in NYC now, I've always imagined raising kids in a similar way–the cul-de-sac and weekend soccer games and all!

    The Glossy Life

  7. I grew up in a small town & definitely have such an appreciataion for small town life now that I live in a city.

  8. I was raised in what feels like the smallest town of all (seriously, it's pretty close!) but moved to a small city once old enough. I'm working my way up to a bigger city but will always have a deep appreciation for small town life.