Small Town Girl: Home Alone

by - 10:38 AM

I've been to a lot of places: from San Francisco to Sydney and a lot of places inbetween. I've seen ghettoes and ghost towns, I spent a night in a motel that was inhabited by drug dealers and listened to the endless wail of police sirens in Miami, Florida. You'd think that all that big city craziness would have prepared me for staying home alone in a quiet small town. Think again. I may have some experience with the big city, but at heart I'm still a small town girl - and this small town girl does not like being home alone.

I grew up in a town with a population of about 28.000. Not exactly small, but the people here are old-fashioned and everyone somehow knows everyone. It's always quiet here: people like rest and peace.
Staying home alone in a peaceful place like this shouldn't be that difficult at all. So why am I going paranoid every time I have to stay home alone?

That, exactly that, is the reason why I go crazy when I'm home alone. Honestly, nothing ever happens in this town, but every time I'm home alone, the apocalypse seems to start right outside my front door. Suddenly there are suspicous people roaming my street and gangs of college kids using drugs. All the crazy things that usually happen in the not so pretty parts of big cities seem to be happening on the playground in my street. The silence is bad, but when I hear something, anything I wouldn't usually hear, I run upstairs to grab my dad's wooden sword and pretend I'm a ninja (ie hide in my room, under the bed). If I'd be living in the city, I would never dare to leave my room again...

Over the past couple of years I've come to realize that one day I'll be living all on my own. At some point I'll have to get used to the creepy silence and occasional weirdness in this town. For now I'll just stick to my defense mechanisms when I'm home alone: calling friends, watching a movie and turning up the radio to full volume. So if you're ever in my part of this tiny country and you hear some music by Train loud enough to make you go deaf, you know that I'm home alone, pretending to be a ninja.

Stay Awesome!

You May Also Like

6 Fellow Ramblers

  1. Haha. I couldn't imagine the complete silence of being home alone, seeing as I have a super loud family who are either continuously yelling or watching TV really loudly. But yes, in the rare occasions that I actually am home alone, the paranoia sets in.

    The Life of Little Me

    1. My family is super quiet: everyone is always reading. I'm more or less used to the kind of silence, but when I'm home alone it all seems very different. Glad I'm not the only one who gets paranoid.

  2. I live in a very rural area (the nearest town has only 400 people), so if I hear any non-animal noise at all, I jump for the nearest weapon.. I think everyone is secretly a lot jumpier if they're home alone, no matter where they live. If you're alone, it means you'll get murdered and no one will know who did it (home alone logic)!

    Also, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)

    1. Wow, if I'd live in an area like that I'd beg my parents to stay home forever.
      I think that everyone goes a little crazy when the hosue is empty. Like you said, home alone logic kicks in and we just hear murderers and burglars everywhere XD
      Thanks for nominating me ^-^

  3. I do stay home alone, because I live in the suburbs of a busy city and I know most of my neighbours and my street is incredibly busy so if someone tries to break in, they'd be arrested in .04 seconds, but I am too quite jumpy when it comes to being home alone. It's just scary.

    1. It's scary, I agree, but you live on a good street. I don't know all my neighbours and the street isn't easy to reach by car, so I always think my night alone will be my last night ever :P


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good! Wait, no, I mean: I solemnly swear that I will answer each and every comment ;)