You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.
It seems as though a few months ago Newsweek called my favorite Michigan city, Grand Rapids, one of the Top 10 Dying Cities. I have no idea how they could say this because, while it is in Michigan, it’s not only fabulous, but booming!
I went to college in the Grand Rapids area and would have no problem walking in the streets downtown at night (now, some of the outlying suburbs on the southeast side… probably not but all cities have this problem). I had no fear taking classes on the downtown campus that would see me leaving the campus after 9 p.m.
The city is situated along a river and there are several green areas and the streets are always kept beautiful.
So, in response to the Newsweek article, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan banded together and came up with this fantastic video that showcases the city and the spirit of the residents. This video is the first and only thing that has made me homesick in the year since I’ve moved from the state.