Tennessee is one of those states that has never really been on my radar. While I have an aunt who used to live there, it is not like I ever visited her or had any plans to reside there myself. The crazy thing is that life sometimes takes us to places we never thought we would end up. Whether you believe it or not, I have embraced the change and I am looking forward to a happy life here.
A few years ago I was living in Chicago and living a pretty standard life for someone who has a corporate job. I went to work daily, attended business meetings all of the time and I never had any time for myself. One day I decided to throw caution to the wind and go on a random vacation. I wanted to be spontaneous, so I went one of those travel sites that have discounts and I booked a flight to the first place that caught my eye, which happened to be Tennessee.
I ended up in Nashville, which was far more fun than I expected. I ate at great restaurants, met some nice people and realized that the lifestyle there was better than where I was at the time. The next thing you know, I am leaving my job, hopping on a plane and leaving everything behind.
This may sound crazy, but I think that this is the best decision that I have ever made. I stayed at an inn in Nashville when I first moved here, but I decided small-town living was a better fit for me. That is how I ended up on Goodlettsville. This place suits me to a tee and I am really excited about laying down a foundation and building a life here.