I loved the quiet, country-like area that I grew up in, and I have felt that exact way. When I got married to my husband, I never thought that we would end up moving away after we had a child. But he needed to move for work, so there was no choice. He said that we would look for apartments in San Antonio TX to live in for about a year or so before looking for a house. I hoped that I would like it a lot since I was already happy with where I’d lived for 35 years. He said that he thought our daughter and I would really enjoy the change.
One of the things that I liked about where I grew up is that there are a lot of woods, which means that our daughter had plenty of places to play outside in nature. I often sat outside while she played outside. Nature provides so many different things for a child to do, or so I thought. My husband brought home some brochures about San Antonio, and as I leafed through them, I realized there would be a lot more for her to do in a big city. There are museums, businesses that are geared towards children, and a lot of other different cultural things that would be perfect. In other words, her life would no longer be so one-dimensional if she were living in a bigger city.
We moved just in time to get our daughter enrolled for the new school year. There are over 100 children who are in her grade level alone. There are four hundred kids in the entire school. The school she went to before had only a total of 50 children in all grades. So now, she has access to so many more kids from all sorts of different cultures. she jumped right in and made friends quickly, too.