After moving from Nashville to Norman about 7 months ago, I was worried that my first trip back to Tennessee would leave me hungry for more. Norman is home, but there is something about Nashville that is life-giving. The city is full of people making their dreams come true, so much incredible food, and endless opportunities to explore. It’s hard to not leave without feeling like you can do anything or be anyone.
Ultimately, moving to Nashville was like moving to the beach – it was incredible for a while, and then reality set in. I’ve heard before that when everything is amazing, nothing is amazing, and I think that’s kind of what happened. Nashville might make me feel like the best version of myself, but it’s not a sustainable self. In Norman, my people are here. My heart is here. My family is here. My passions were built and developed here. To uproot all of those things and start over in every way was one of the best decisions I ever made. But at the end of the day, I am an Oklahoma girl (despite what my birth certificate says!). I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Music City – it’s the best – and I hope others get to experience so much of what I love about it.