Hello everyone!!! I am so sorry I've been away for so long, but last week wore me out! I had to take a little break, rejuvenate my creative juices to bring you nothing but the best. Well, we are in our last month of summer and I can say that this has been a really top season this year with even more to come. Now, this post was very hard for me to write, but I have tried my best to be unbiased. So here we go!
City or suburbs? It's a question all folks have asked themselves at least once and its also a deeply personal question. Some of us are city folks at heart and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. For others, the third-floor walkups, downtown crowd and constant musical symphony of ambulances, police cars and firetrucks are just too much. But lets take a look at both. Now, no one can argue the fact that living in a city provides more diversity. Not just in cultures and races, but also economical, educational, class differences and age as well. It is truly one of my main reasons for living in the city and raising my son here. There is also access and convenience that the suburbs cannot offer without a car. Not to mention amazing old architecture. I could go on and on about why I love my century old home and how amazing it is. Would you like a tour? I will give you one in a heartbeat! Thinking of posting a video on it just so I can brag. Now, my girlfriend Kelsey loves the history of old buildings, but she has made it clear that she does not want to live in an old house. Many people don't. They love that custom, "built from the ground up"structure that only the suburbs can bring. Not to mention, lawn space. The city is lacking in this point and I just happen to be one of the few people on my block that actually has a backyard and a decent sized one to boot. Entertainment is everything in city living, but you have to deal with pockets of bad neighborhoods or whole sections of bad neighborhood to be honest. The suburbs provide a safe peace of mind. Now, I'm not saying that crime doesn't happen there too, because it does and not just brake ins. I remember a man murdering his pregnant wife with a hammer just down the road where I grew up in beautiful, clean suburbia. That was lesson in understanding that crazy folks are all over the place and to always protect myself. My high school social studies teacher would always say "At least living in the city, you know where not to go at night. In the suburbs, you could be living right next door to Charles Bundy and not even know it."But I digress. Now, as a former teacher, education is everything to me and living in WNY, we have access to some of the best school in the entire country. Many of my friends moved to the suburb for this fact alone, the school district. Yet, they are paying out the wazoo in taxes. Don't get me wrong, the city has some excellent schools, hell there are even a few that are actually better then the suburban schools that get so much praise. But, there are also some very low preforming schools, so much so, the state is debating taking them over, which I am sad to say. But really, that's whole other post that I don't want to get into...at least not now :)
So, no matter where you choose to live, you have to make your house or apartment or condo or beachfront property your own. It is your home and your castle. You have made the choose to live there and if you don't like it, then you have to change it. Like I said, this is very much a personal choice, but I would LOVE to know why you live where you live. Please leave a comment below and let me know where you live, city or suburb and why you chose to live there and I'll be following up on it. As always, thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your visit!
Love Malinda xoxox