Pretty soon, I’ll be packing up my bags and moving again. This time last year, I was on my way to Mobile, Alabama. Now, I’m off to Nashville, Tennessee.
First, let me assure you: I have no aspirations to be a country music star. Quite the opposite, actually; I am extremely picky with country music. Of course, I have been reassured that Nashville is much bigger than that, both regarding music and as a whole.
I’m actually doing another year of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the program that brought me to Alabama. In Nashville, I’ll be working with a re-entry program that helps felons leaving prison.
I’m excited about my work, but I’m also excited to be living in a new city, one that is a bit bigger than Mobile — which sometimes feels more like a small town than a small city. The New York Times had an article about the food scene in my future neighborhood which makes me hungry and eager to eat out. A lot.
What do you recommend for someone going to Nashville — aside from the country music scene? I know there’s a lot more out there, and I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts and suggestions!