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It’s not easy living in a town so small it doesn’t even have a general store — and not just because you have to drive 20 minutes for a decent latte.
Don’t get me wrong; I love living in a tight-knit community. But when I complain about not being able to skip netball training because my coach’s neighbour will see me at the pub, my friends who grew up in larger towns or cities have no idea what I’m talking about.
If you also come from a small town, I’ll bet these nine things ring all too true:
1. Telling someone where you live is complicated.
You’re well aware most people have no idea your town even exists. So you’ll inevitably rattle off a list of nearby towns they might have heard of, hoping they’ll stop you before you say “near Melbourne” or “a little north-west of Brisbane”. Sometimes, you’ll cut that process short and just say, “Oh, I live an hour and a half from the city.”