“Towns are like people. Old ones often have character, the new ones are interchangeable.” – Wallace Stegner
The other day I got the pleasure of exploring the lovely downtown of a cute old downtown in Texas. I have always loved them, and it was a truly magical moment when I turned the corner down the main street and all of the lights turned on. A movie moment for sure.
I have been allowing myself to explore and adventure, and be an 18-year-old more or less recently and it has been lovely. Exploring cute downtowns is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you have a cute downtown or something you have always wanted to do, go for it. Live your life, the life you want to live not the life that others want you to live. Nothing is stopping you besides yourself.
Find an antique store, try on old leather pants or fun cowboy boots, find a hat that makes you feel like you’re at the Kentucky Derby. Life is too short to be lived in the past, live for now and go explore some cute old downtowns.