The Mount, NC


When I was growing up I swore off living in Raleigh, swore off living in NC, and was pretty sure I wanted to live anywhere but the U.S.A. Well apparently someone had other plans. Somehow I ended up a short drive away from Raleigh-world right smack dap in the middle of I-95 in North Carolina. Getting married was not in my plans either BUT the reason for not moving out of this country is my hubby works in the family business so moving is pretty much not an option.

An oldie - but a goodie : ) 

This took some serious soulsearching and coming to peace with coming from Raleigh and then Chapel Hill. The Mount is well, different. I fought it at first. Tried to devise ways to get back to Raleigh. But having lived here for 5 years now (cannot believe its actually been that long!), The Mount is starting to grow on me. Well technically we don't live within the City Limits (thank goodness because Rocky Mount Power is INSANELY expensive) so Nash County it is.

Reasons why I have (come) to love Nash County:
1. There are NO traffic lights - compared to Raleigh - seriously I cannot stand traffic lights
2. There is no traffic. We drive to Raleigh or somewhere and sit in traffic and I just am wishing myself back to the Mount
3. Home prices are reasonable and lots are massive. Last year we scored and awesome deal on a FANTASTIC house.
4. I have two insanely flexible/awesome employers who let me do my .5 working mama/.5 stay at mama thing. Pretty sure if I was in Raleigh or some larger city that would not happen.
5. I have found a daycare/MMO/preschool program that A. lets me work and B. I feel really comfortable with
6. We have found a few really great friends who I hope the girls can grow up with for years and years and years
7. We have found an awesome restaurant to go on date nights - The Mount is highly limited in local food - so if you are ever in Tarboro - go to On The Square!
8. I have found a great hospital - Wilson Medical Center. Love having babies there - which is a good thing because we'll be headed there some time this October!


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Comments

  1. I am so excited to meet you from the Influence Network Link-Up!

    I have always LOVED NC, so it is so funny you wanted to live elsewhere :)

    Great to meet you!

    Love Amy @ www.thebloomprintproject.com ;)

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    1. NC is great... mountains and the beach all in one state! Loved the pics from your post!

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  2. Funny about the traffic lights. I grew up in a town with only 4 of them and now the city we live in has just too many...and I always get stopped at them! Just the name of the restaurant sounds like it would be a great one! Glad your town is finally starting to grow on you!!
    Hopping by from the location link-up!
    Eva @ Snappee Turtle

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    1. Traffic lights!!!! Seriously can make or break my morning 'commute' : )

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  3. This sounds like a town to visit for some peace and quiet :)

    Nice to meet you!

    ww.gratefulwithtwo.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep definitely! I tried commenting on your post but it wouldn't let me! We love visiting DC!

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  4. My sis lives near Raleigh (Fouquay) and it's so beautiful up there :) Nice to meet you through the linkup!

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  5. I lived in a super small town the last 4 years, there is something truly special about that kind of life. nice to meet you :)

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    1. The small town-ness is definitely growing on me. I think it takes time because its a change but I am learning to like it!

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  6. My husband traveled to Raleigh a lot for work a little over a year ago and said and loved it. We both dream of living in North or South Carolina.

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    1. Raleigh is great... Its no DC or Atlanta but its good to have Raleigh close by for shopping and a little excitement

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  7. I'm from NC too, in the Raleigh/Cary area! I love going east to where you live; NC has such a variety of cities and towns which is one reason I think it's great. :)

    Congrats on your next little one coming! Your kids are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! There are some really nice parks and green spaces out this way. But we LOVE taking the girls to Pullen Park - it is so great!!!

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  8. I've never lived anywhere that small! I can't imagine not driving in traffic. I can't say I love traffic, but I do love living in a busy city!

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    1. I would love to 'try out' a busy city with good public transportation and that kind of thing but I don't think we'll be moving any time soon!!!

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  9. Love how though it wasn't in your plans you have come to love your life and where you live! :)

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  10. Small towns are fun! I've lived in small and big towns and both are fun.

    -Ashley
    http://pencilleddaydream.com

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