Finally! A real post!
Adjusting to living in a new place isn’t new to me. I haven’t lived in many cities but I have had my share of major changes to evolve and adapt easily enough. Although there are some things that I would rather not adapt to.
We have yet to meet any of our neighbors — they seem like they want to keep to themselves. Whenever we’re outside and see someone, I wave to them, and all I get is a wave in return. That’s about it. Multiple occurrences which makes me think that it’s not coincidental. I personally think that’s a bit snobbish! Maybe because the previous owner offended them?! Maybe they are just not social-people, but everyone aren’t? That’s hard to believe. Maybe this is the real suburbia — you keep to yourselves; don’t bother me and I won’t bother you mentality. They all seem to have a wall built around them. Maybe they all have a stick up their you-know-what.
Also, I kind of get the feeling of you don’t belong here every now and again when I’m out with the kids. Back up in the Big City, (also known as BC from now on) where there are 5 or 7 times the population, I don’t get that feeling. It’s a lot more diverse and people are used to seeing Asian faces, and other minorities all the time. Here in Medium City, also known as MC from here on out, there are some Asians, but it seems as though they are more concentrated in downtown area and very very few are in the suburbs. I truly hope this is just me being over sensitive regarding the race issue. Hubby says he doesn’t feel that way at all. However, up in BC, our kids always get lots of compliments from strangers every time we are out. Here in MC I can count the compliments with one hand, with room left.
Aside from those unpleasantries, this MC is actually quite nice. For a city this size, there are a lot of things to do, and the driving distance is very tolerable. I hope as I meet more people personally, my views of this city’s citizens will change too.