Never in a million years would I have thought that I would miss Stuttgart, AR. I am here to tell you that such thing is possible and the issue is real! Because I didn't really have anything going on this past weekend I decided to go home. Not because I was unhappy at TCU or because I was "homesick", but because if you didn't know Fort Worth and Stuttgart are COMPLETELY different. I love them both, but after being away for almost 6 weeks I was in need of some R&R at home. I was so excited and loved feeling like old times again. Stuttgart will always be my home, but as I grow up it will have to be my home in different ways than what I am used to after the past 19 years. That is a hard and scary thought, but I know that the town and its people are always there. It was so fun and made me feel special when so many people acted so happy to see me. I have tried this city thing and I have just about decided that after college I am going to need to get back to that small town life. I hate going somewhere and seeing no one I know. That is probably the hardest thing about this new time in my life. I cannot express how happy it made me to go to one of the few restaurants and speak to almost everyone in there. Yes, I also did come to see my family, but overall I just need to be back home where I knew people and where I could sleep in my own bed and shower without shoes on. It was literally the best feeling ever. I am very fortunate that in a couple of weeks we have fall break and I will be back for a longer time, but even this short time filled its purpose. Thank you to everyone who welcomed me back and made me feel like the king of Stuttgart. That is why I love it and that is why today I am thankful for the place I call home. There is nothing like it on this earth and I am thankful God allowed me to grow up there. At times I hated it, but didn't we all?
I am thankful for this weekend and I am thankful that God kept me safe during my travels. Thank you Stuttgart for being the best place to come home to... I can't wait to be back soon. Until then, I will discover more of this city life, but know my heart belongs to a small town.
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!