Sometimes when I tell people I’m a writer and living in Cape Cod, they blink and nod. But aren’t you from New York? They ask, Don’t you want to be there?
So I was curious to see what this article had to say about small town living for people trying to make it work doing what they love. An excerpt from the article:
“For some people the reasons [to live in a small town] are family ties to the town. For others, the search for a safer, more pastoral, or more affordable environment in which to raise children. For some, utopian escapism of the type we mainly associate with my Boomer contemporaries of the 1960s and 1970s. But in quite a few places we’ve heard sentiments like the ones expressed below. Which boil down to, the chance to make a difference, and be part of a success.”
Unfortunately, the article doesn’t go into much more detail, but it still got me thinking. Some days, I feel like I’m swimming against the current here, and totally on my own. Other days, I feel like Woods Hole is buoying me up, the community cheering me on and keeping me afloat. I love that I go to a bar and get asked, “how’s writing going?” I haven’t figured it all out yet, but the support here feels so genuine — it makes me truly love this town.