In July of 2010 I moved to Nashville, Tennessee. I could have never predicted how the last four years have gone but I would not trade my experiences for anything.
Although I’m not in the music industry my reflection on the last four years here can best be reflected in Jason Aldean’s song, “Crazy Town.” I’m not even a huge fan of the song but when there is a song about the town you live in you are drawn to it. I like the line which says, “We love it, we hate it, we’re all just trying to make it.”
That line should be the motto of the first years after college. I have loved not being a broke college student but at the same time I have hated the grind of the real world. It can be exhausting trying to continually prove yourself. Starting out at companies you constantly feel like a nobody. Respect is hard to find and your lack of experience seems like an insurmountable obstacle.
The weird thing is I have started to not be the youngest one at work and I miss it. I liked having people be blown away when finding out I was born in 1987 and how young I was. I have already started becoming the blown away person by finding out some people I work with now were born in the 90s.
While work can sometimes be the equivalent of the movie Groundhog Day, I feel I have done a great job of experiencing all this great city has to offer. I have been to numerous concerts, sporting events, and done more things here than most people who have spent their whole lives in Nashville have done. This town is not mundane at all and I have experienced a lot of really cool things while living here.
I’m so thankful to live in a city which has so much going on. My favorite activities in the city have been attending Preds playoff games, running the country music half marathon, and touring the Hermitage. I’m aware it is incredibly lame I enjoyed touring the Hermitage so much but I don’t care it was awesome.
Those all pale in comparison to being married at Travellers Rest. What an amazing day. It was great to experience such a special day with Morgan, friends, and family at a historic Nashville landmark.
I can only imagine what the next four years will bring to Music City. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 and I’m ready to see what kind of experiences this crazy town has in store for me in the future.