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Where Are All the Young People?

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I’m back on track for the blog challenge. I’ve blogged every single day of this here month of May! I can hardly believe it.

Day 20: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.

I’ve been a little bit lonely without my core group of friends from back home. 

There, I said it!

I miss you guys. So much. I miss those random nights, meeting for a beer at Marble or Tractor or Bosque. I miss going to Anodyne and running into anyone and everyone, before I even step in the door. I miss going to art openings, poetry readings, random runs with girlfriends. I miss the farmer’s market downtown. UFFDA.

This is something that’s been hitting me hard lately. There just didn’t really seem to be any young people in this small town.

And it’s funny that this is today’s prompt, because low and behold… I MET SOME!!!

A church group came to the farm for a little chat, because they’ve come in past years to volunteer. I got to talking, met new friends, and was assured, that there is a great and thriving group of people in their 20’s and 30’s (hey now, doesn’t mean some of my best friends aren’t a touch older than that, though… ;) ). Oh, what a relief. I felt like I had to make it out into the cities for such a treat.

Anyway, I was late writing this blog today because of meeting these folks. Call that a blessing, without a disguise.

This is the real problem I’m dealing with, and there are glimmers of hope everywhere. <3

I will always, always, always, miss my friends back home. As long as I’m not there, I’ll wish I could see you ALL. However, I’m growing more content with that state I’m in, literally and figuratively.




Lou (who found some young folks!)

Author: Melinda Haas

Melinda is a writer, blogger, artist and teacher. She lives in Wisconsin with her family.

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