Rachel Crockett: From Small Town to Big City

Photo courtesy of Rachel Crockett.

Rachel is a 19-year-old television production major at SCAD Atlanta. She originally came to school to study photography before she found a passion for television. She loves binge-watching shows like One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl. She’s also a big fan of Supernatural (believe me, I’ve seen the posters in her room). I’ve been getting to know Rachel over the last few weeks and find it interesting that she comes from a small town in Mississippi. Having never lived outside of big cities myself, I wanted to know what it was like for her to be going to school in such a busy place as Atlanta. You can often see Rachel walking around campus with cowboy boots and bright pink lipstick on.

Alexia Zarate: What are the pros and cons of living in a big city?

Rachel Crockett: There’s definitely a lot more to do, more social opportunities to meet friends and do things around town. Also I might see a celebrity walking around!

AZ: Oh yeah, I remember you were an extra for the latest Zac Effron movie, right?

Photo courtesy of Rachel Crockett.

RC: That's right, I love Zac Effron. But I guess the bad parts are dealing with traffic jams and all the people. They always seem like they’re in such a hurry and they aren’t as friendly as the people back home.

AZ: Having said that, would you prefer to own a house in Atlanta or in the country?

RC: That’s a hard one because I really like both. Especially the architecture in the city, the buildings are so big and beautiful. I guess I would own a home in the country and then get a vacation home in the city, just some place to visit on vacation.

AZ: Do you think there’s big differences between people raised in more urban areas as opposed to rural ones?

RC: Not really. I don’t think where you’re born matters as much as how you’re raised.

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AZ: Is it true that the community in smaller towns is more intimate and that everyone knows each other?

RC: Not every person knows one another but I think that in small towns you’re more likely to see people you know when you’re out in public — grocery shopping or at the gas station or something.

What are your preferences? Is it better to be in the big city or does the quiet of the country seem more appealing? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.