The up north life.

Well, my dream is still to go work for Ellen, but I certainly would not be mad about living in northern Michigan for the rest of my life. It was so hard for us to go home yesterday….to go back to the traffic and work and the loudness. It’s no good! We are already planning a trip back there in July. Maybe I should just live with my parents forever and go on vacation once a month. Just kidding; kind of.

But honestly, people up north are just nice. When you go out in the itty bitty town, everybody knows everybody and is asking about their kids and how their weekend was and all that jazz. Where I live, I know that I am constantly trying to avoid talking to most people I know because it is awkward and I don’t want to deal with the conversation.

Up north, people just show up at other people’s houses and don’t need to text their location and what they’re doing every 5 seconds. Technology takes a backseat to being outside. I went for a run every single morning and passed multiple people that said hi and asked how my day was going. One older guy even asked if he could run with me! Relationships are more important than iPhone’s, which is such a great change of pace.

It is quiet at night up north. Last night my friend and I were in bed and heard a car at like 11:30 p.m. at night, and that was out of the ordinary. Typically it is silent and pitch black at night, which is so relaxing and comforting. When I am trying to sleep at home, I hear people yelling outside of my window and am constantly woken up by the headlights of cars driving by.

There are a ton of elderly people up north! Do you know how interesting it is to sit down with an 85 year old woman and hear stories about her life? A hell of a lot more fascinating that hearing about Justin Bieber’s haircut or the latest person voted off American Idol. Now you all know how much I love my celebrity gossip and reality TV, so it must really mean something if I am saying this!

Of course I love my family and where I’ve grown up, but now I know even more than ever that I need to get out of this area and experience more in my life. Sorry for the rant! Back to normal tomorrow…maybe Smile <3


  1. I wish there was a love button on the bottom of your post…i’m now considering moving up north just so i can run with nice people too haha…sounds like a wonderful trip girl :)

  2. I do agree, people up north are so sweet. You know where else their are sweet people.. Virginia Beach. When Joshua and I lived there, we were always raving about how nice everyone was.

  3. It’s so hard to find a place where everyone is like that and getting that type of silence is really comforting.. I have traveled to other states and found some great places where people are just that charming. I strive for change and living in a state for so many years can lead you to wanting see what other places have to offer!

  4. going up north is the part I miss most about Michigan. Its so lovely up there and I love the lake and skiing.

  5. Hannah :) says:

    Haha! Dying laughing! One thing I learned from growing up is that if you have a dream you should go after it NOW, not when you’re older, not when you’re more established, NOW! If you don’t go for your dreams now, life will get in the way. For me, my dream is to live somewhere else than Michigan at some point in my life (hopefully Florida, Cali, or someplace warm).

  6. Great post girl. Sometimes it’s so good to appreciate simplicity in life, and going to quiet, quaint parts of the world can be just the thing for that.

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