I loved (Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes') article on Crestview being like everywhere else. (Crestview Bulletin, Jan. 23, 2013, Opinion)
My husband and I moved to Crestview this past summer from Italy. We had a house here from the time he was stationed at Eglin and we made a decision to settle down here.
Not an easy decision, especially after living in Europe and enjoying the city life my entire life.
But you know what? The first morning here, I saw squirrels in my back yard. I couldn't remember the last time I saw a squirrel. Maybe it was in a zoo when I was a kid.
The same day, I saw deer by the road on State Road 85. I was screaming with joy! You cannot see deer in the city.
The next day, I saw a blue jay and a cardinal on the fence. Wow!
I am a city girl and I occasionally miss that cosmopolitan lifestyle, but regular visits to Ocala, Tampa and St. Pete, where our families live, take care of that 'craving.'
Not only am I growing to love this simple life so close to wildlife — being surrounded by high trees and just a short drive from a beach — but I am also starting to feel at home here.
As a small business owner, I want to support my local community. I love all the shops on Main Street, and you gave me a great idea where to eat next. Thank you!
While we cannot pick where we will be born, we can pick where we want to live, and Crestview turned out to be my choice.
Thank you for a great article.