AN ADDENDUM to last month’s article – the new veterinarian at the Leeton Veterinary Hospital is Doctor Jessica Panozzo, not Melinda Angel.
Before coming to Australia I was born and raised in the “city” of Kankakee; which is about 45 minutes south of Chicago, Illinois.
Despite being called a city, it’s more of a big country town.
For the last five years I lived in Sydney, which was a bit of a shock. I was used to having to drive everywhere because everything is more spaced out back home.
However, city life does have its advantages though – mostly public transport. It was nice having public transport so easily accessible, but the city was too busy for my liking.
Everyone is in such a hurry and not as approachable as people from a small town.
One of my biggest pet peeves of the city was the traffic. There was always so much traffic, no matter the time of day.
Since moving to Leeton I actually enjoy driving again and do not dread having to get into the car and fight the rat-race of cars, trucks, queues and lights.
In the country you get fresh air and can appreciate the beauty of nature, whereas in the city you could just appreciate the skyline.
I am thankful for making the move, as is my partner Daniel.
He was born and raised in the inner west of Sydney. It took some convincing to get Daniel to move down here, but he also is glad he’s made the move.
While I miss my hometown and my family, I do enjoy living in Leeton.
I just think I have traded cornfields in the USA for cotton-fields in the MIA.
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