This’ll al­ways be home

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Kaylee Allen

THE past week in­volved a lot of talk­ing, writ­ing and typ­ing as I did jour­nal­ism work ex­pe­ri­ence with Emily Smith.

Talk­ing to the lo­cals has given me per­spec­tive on how oth­ers feel about the town.

I found my­self hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion with them about the town I’ve lived in for 10 years, but never knew much about.

It was re­ally in­ter­est­ing for me to learn how much people care and how pas­sion­ate they are about the com­mu­nity.

Their per­spec­tive has ac­tu­ally made me more in­spired to travel and see the world, know­ing I’ll al­ways have my friendly home­town to come back to.

I would love to travel to Europe, es­pe­cially to Eng­land, Ire­land and Ger­many be­cause my an­ces­tors came from there.

I find it so im­por­tant to see new places and un­der­stand a place’s cul­ture and his­tory.

But now I also feel like I un­der­stand Monto bet­ter.

I’ve al­ways known Monto was slow-paced, which I used to see as a curse, but it can also be a bless­ing.

I am sure I can smile and say hello to people here and they will al­ways say it back.

I know that I’ll move on to a big­ger place and I have so much to ex­pe­ri­ence and so much to learn, but I’ll al­ways be able to call Monto my home.

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