The West Virginia Optimist


dusted hills
January 19, 2008, 1:19 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

One thing i’ve always found mesmerizing about Charleston is winter. While it is rare that we get a large amount of snow, it’s rather nice when the hills are lightly dusted with snow. The hills, although not the Rockies, do create, at least for me, a cocoon-like feeilng.

There are a few things that come to mind when thinking why it’s easy for me to feel optimistic about this city.  Easy access to employment, medical services and hopefully soon, a grocery store (the Capitol Market is great, but a little bit outside of my budget as my only grocer). Low cost of living with fairly adjusted income levels. Competent city government (all for the user fee, anti-discrimination policies recently enacted, and city beautification projects).  No sense of entitlement among the people residents. To clarify, the people I’ve met are low-key with no pretensions. Very much unlike larger cities. There is a real sense of ‘locality’. News, both wanted and unwanted, travels very quickly here. After 18 months, in Charleston, I’m finally getting my bearings all lined up and ready to roll. (ugh, that was cheesy)

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