It may seem strange for a day to be beautiful and sunny, to gloomy and pouring rain the next, but Lubbock, Texas can sure make that happen. The weather is probably the most interesting thing about Lubbock. Even though you can’t count on what the next day is going to feel like, you will at least know that nothing too insane will happen. The city is filled with at least 240,00 people. Although it is a pretty big city, it was like living in a small town. Everyone knew each other and you pretty much stayed friends, or at least went to school with the same people you grew up with. Growing up, there wasn’t too much to explore, unless you were going to the movies, or shopping. Now, they are finally catching up to other big cities like Dallas, San Antonio, etc. Of course, it hasn’t completely caught up, but we have more things to do other than shop and watch a movie. Usually when I tell people I’m from Lubbock they say, “Oh, Texas Tech,” then they follow up with “Why didn’t you go to school over there?” Of course I had Tech in mind, but in all honesty, it was never my first choice because even though I love my home, I knew I could move and explore different things for myself. Some say that it’s a city with bad sandstorms, cowboys that ride horses or tractors, and the only attraction or main thing about it, is Tech. Once you get to know the place you will see that its actually nothing like that, and although Tech is a huge part of Lubbock, there are many other great aspects about it. Buddy Holly, who was a famous singer, actually lived and grew up in Lubbock. I can’t say we have things other big cities have, but its definitely a place you can call home and make memories from. You may find yourself waiting to see someone driving a tractor on the road, or even waiting to experience the terrible sandstorm, but I should let you know, you will be waiting a long time for that to happen.
Although I’m sure many people would love to be anywhere else but Lubbock, this city has so much to offer. It may not be much to some people, but for me it’s always a great place to be. I guarantee you that if were to meet anyone here, they would be the sweetest person ever and you wouldn’t feel so alone. Lubbock may seem like a “too good of a town with only religious wanna-bes” to some people, but it’s definitely not like that. Even though you can find a church on almost every corner of every street, that doesn’t mean that it’s a town full of religious people. Tech is also not the only good thing about Lubbock like most people would think. It’s been a journey getting to experience the changes that have taken place, or even the things that have been here for decades. When I was younger, I would always say things like “I hate this place,” and “I can’t wait to leave,” but growing up, I realized how much I love being here and how much it’s given me. Lubbock is not the greatest city in the world, and it may not be an ideal place for someone, but to almost anyone I know who grew up here, they would tell you that Lubbock is a home and will forever be one they come back to.
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