As a Nashville native, one thing I get asked is why I never moved out of Music City. I was born at Baptist Hospital, now St. Thomas Midtown, and grew up in Mount Juliet. I lived in the same house my entire life and when it was time for college, attended Belmont University. For some reason, it never occurred to me to look at colleges out of state. All of the universities I applied to were in the Nashville area. I loved the city then and at the time it was heartbreaking to think of leaving.
WHY I LOVE NASHVILLE & NEVER MOVED OUT
But don’t get me wrong. I’m not a homebody. I’ve always loved traveling. By the time I was 18 I had already done several mission trips to Mexico, El Salvador, and Russia. In fact, in 2019 I had already finalized to study abroad in Ireland for a summer and was filling out paperwork to go study in New York and L.A. for a semester when I met Tim, my husband.
I met Tim and knew he was the one pretty early on. I decided to forego New York and L.A. to stay with my sweetheart, a decision I never regretted.
With Tim, I found someone with who I could travel and see the world with. Together we’ve been to London, Santorini, Athens, Italy, and all over the United States. We travel so well together and love experiencing new places.
When we first got married, we rented an apartment for two years because we weren’t sure if we were going to stay in Nashville or leave. We thought about Austin, Atlanta, New York, and even London for a while. But after a lot of thought, it hurt too much to try to leave Nashville. My family is here as well as our life and friends. So we put down roots and bought a house in The Nations.
Nashville is such an exciting place to be in right now. There’s always something to do and the city is changing so fast, it’s kind of like living in a new city! There are also so many things I haven’t done and get to experience on a daily basis.
Nashville is home. Plain and simple. Friends may come and go and the city may be ever-changing but right now, it’s the only place I want to be. I love Nashville!