City Mouse vs. Country Mouse

4/14/2015


I've lived in the suburbs for most of my life. I was raised in Newport Beach, a beach town despite what reality television might lead you to believe and a suburb of Los Angeles, and I went to school in San Diego, a city that I love but not a city city if you know what I mean. I studied abroad in Oxford, a college town outside of London, and after college moved from little beach town to little beach town, first Pacific Beach, then La Jolla, then Leucadia, and then Encinitas. Then last June, we moved to San Francisco and over the past nine months I've realized that I might just be a city person and not exactly a suburbs person or a country person, but definitely a beach town person. Living in San Francisco, we're a quick drive to Ocean Beach and haven't yet explored most of the other beach towns that dot the coastline down to Big Sur, but I'm comforted just knowing that they're there. 

I'm curious, are you a city mouse or a country mouse? Have you always lived in a big city or the suburbs? I'd love to know.

P.S. The City and The Sea on Pinterest.

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4 comments:

Alex Byer said...

I'm definitely a city gal; grew up in a smaller city in Massachusetts, went to school in Hartford CT and moved straight to Boston after! My sister, on the other hand, is more of the suburb gal. She lived in La Jolla and Encinitas too!

Leslie said...

I grew up in the suburbs and that is definitely what I prefer. We live close to the city now, but I would love to move further out and own a house one day!

Rema said...

Definitely a city girl. I love being right in the midst of so many other people, ideas, energies, stories. Change and movement is exciting. A trip out to the country is nice now and then but I get too self-centered and feel stagnant if I'm there for long.

Anonymous said...

A city mouse if I was rich; but being a beach mouse does not suck.