I went to a small high school, and there were definitely a couple points in that whole experience when I JUST WANTED TO GET OUT OF HERE.  Friends from small towns, I'm sure you hear me.  We feel trapped, confined, judged, pegged, and we just want OUT.

Then we get out.  And geeze can the world be a beautiful place.

And then some of us come back.  I did.  Kinda surprised myself, really, but hey, jobs are more available where you have connections, and hometowns tend to be full of connections.  Good news, I love living so near to my hometown and family.  It's good bull, Ags.

Here's ONE beautiful element of this little life of mine:  I get to reconnect with friends from high school.  Krystal and I didn't run in the same circles, but like most students in our school, we knew who each other were.  It's been fun to keep up with Krystal via social media, but certainly didn't compare to catching up in person.  This woman is a hard worker and dreams big--I can't wait to hear what's new with her the next time we get to catch up.

Krystal Howe Texas