I spent my childhood in Columbus, Indiana with a population of only 40,000 people. After spending the previous 10 years in much larger cities, I’ve had time to see the benefits and disadvantages of growing up in a small town.
Now that I have a son, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how I can give him the best childhood possible. Making sure he has all the opportunities I had as a kid not only to learn, but to get out, explore, and truly enjoy his life. Aside from your parents, the environment you grow up in has a significant impact on who you will become, so we’ve spent a lot of time trying to find the right environment for him, while allowing us to live where we can thrive too.
One of my big goals in life is to live on a lake. It was such a great atmosphere to grow up in, and I’d like for Noah to have that as well. I have so many memories of building sand castles, swimming, learning to ski, snorkel, wakeboard, and whipping across the waves on a tube. I don’t think I would be the same person had I not grown up where I did, but I guess that is the case for everyone 🙂
The watch I’m wearing (left above) is the Sawyer in Zebrawood & Obsidian by Jord,. I really like the chronograph face, that it’s automatic (you’ll never run out of battery), and that IT’S MADE OF WOOD. It’s extremely comfortable to wear, and I’ve received more comments on this watch than any others I’ve worn.
If you’re looking for a smaller one, I also have the Dover Wood Watch by Jord. It has a skeleton face, so you can see all of the inner moving pieces, and it’s automatic as well.
Thanks for checking in.
This post was sponsored by Jord – all thoughts are my own.
OMG what an awesome post!! Love the watch and the falling into the water is the bomb.
lexi @ glitterinc.com says
LOVE these pictures! We grew up near the beach and I miss it everyday.
Haha love these photos!! I agree – growing up on a lake would be such a great childhood 🙂
You falling in the water is AH-mazing!!!!! Lol! Totally wasn’t expecting that!
Adaleta Avdić says
Ooooh I’m a big fan of watches. All shapes, sizes, brands, etc. These are pretty sweet, and I think my boyfriend would like the Jord one. Everyone seems to be talking about Jord recently! Adaleta Avdic
Katherine - Engineering In Style says
These are awesome pictures! Growing up on a lake would be amazing! But I have to say 40,000 is pretty big – the town I grew up outside of was only 6000!
Lauren Dix says
I didn’t grow up on a lake, but I have so many great memories of beach and lake visits as a child!
Fizz and Frosting
Living on a lake would be awesome!! I definitely loved growing up in small town, mine was like 20-30,000 I think. Love both of these watches, might have found my hubs Christmas gift!
Life With Emily says
I grew up going to the lake & our beach house often & have so many great memories from it! Totally shaped who I am as an adult & how I want to live!
Angelle Marix says
Great shots!! Love Jord watches. Looks perfect.