When you are young, leaving home is an exciting thought to process. You think of taking trips to places you long to see and you think of moving out of your family home and making it on your own.
What you don’t think about, until that time in your life actually arrives, are the many things you will miss about this crazy town we call home.
There are many things I am going to miss about Crookston, but the biggest thing for me is not seeing my family and friends every day.
To me there is not a better feeling then coming home after being gone for a few days, and driving into Crookston taking a deep breath and just thinking “I’m home”.
There is just something about that small town bond that the people of this town have, everyone here has a common ground.
I’m one of those kids who loves the fact that you can’t go anywhere in this town without seeing someone you know.
Sure it seems dull and boring at times, but you can’t live in a big town and expect to build the sort of relationships that people have in a little town like Crookston.
I’ve been in big cities before, but this year I went down to the cities for the state basketball tournament and it being so close to me leaving home, it really put things into prospective. I had definitely made the right choice of not being in a big city far away from home. I guess some people like the fast and wild life, but I can tell you I am not one of them.
Also the people are so unfriendly, which isn’t something you encounter in Crookston. People help people; they are cordial and usually fairly pleasant.
The small town feeling is one that keeps some people here and it is one that leads people away. Even with my friends, some want to go far away to school and others are content to stay in the area.
Some want the big city life and some want the quietness of a rural community.
Whatever someone picks they have their reasons, but I can never see myself being a big city living kid.
Page 2 of 2 - Although I may not live in Crookston the rest of my life I hope I can find a nice quiet small town like we are so fortunate to have. I know that no matter where I go, near or far, Crookston will forever be my home and the place I call home.