Someone Explain To Me How To Survive A Small Town
I just recently got married to a wonderful man and relocated to a small town where he grew up. I am from a big city and have always enjoyed the diversity of the city. I have a nice house and stability. I have been extremely depressed here lately because of the atmosphere of this small *** town. My husband and I were the talk of the time when I first moved here. Seems like everyone knew so much about us without any interaction. Apparantly, the god fearing folk were upset that we moved in together before we got married. When I walk on the streets it is almost a ghost town and there is virturally no traffic. Last night we went to an early dinner and no one was in the restaurant. The bartender was on a emergeny run so I could not order a drink. The only two stores here are two dollar stores. I took a hip-hop class and the instructor thought it was a gossip session. I have 2 college degrees and cannot find a job even as a cashier. Customer service here is non existant and I oftten go into stores and find noone around. I can go to the dollar store and find out all the gossip of the town in a matter of minutes. Seems like thinking outside the box is a hard concept here. Went to the library to use the computer and could only stay on for 30 minutes. Even though all computers were open I was told the policy for extended time is for me to ask ahead of time and I could not get back on the computer. Got into a tiff with the lady at the licence bureau because she was adjusting my hair for the photo ( who does that?) All businesses shut down at 8pm. There is no place to go for salsa or country dancing. TEll ME what do these people do??
As you can hear, I am having a tough time coping with this town. I really jumped the gun when I thought things here would be easy. Anyone have any words of advice or encouragement. I seemed to be angry at the lack of open mindness and if it were not for the internet, I would feel completely lost.
Thanks for letting me vent