Great attitude and I see it’s working! Congratulations on the wisdom. I’m re-blogging
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This summer I spent some time considering a move to Des Moines, but after talking to a realtor (what was I thinking?) and finding out how impenetrable the subsidized housing process is there, I changed my mind. Instead I opted to work at making Marshalltown my Home.
I grew up here and have been back for ten years, but I never really thought of it as home. Growing up on a farm, “town” was a place to get groceries, a place the school bus dropped me off and picked me up. After going through electroshock, losing my job, my home, and my husband coming back to Marshalltown mentally ill was a personal failure and a punishment.
I left Minneapolis with its liberal politics, diversity of culture and a townhouse I loved for a conservative rural backwater where I lived in my friends’ spare room with a curtain for a door…
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