I have changed though. I haven't escaped, haven't travelled the world or done anything I told the adults when I was growing up. Instead I still live at home (what a catch), go to the library everyday where the librarians have known me since childhood and swerve around the same pot hole at the lights.
I will admit my town has a lot of downsides (no night life) but it is no different to any other small country town in Australia. If I wasn't born and grew up here or my family wasn't living here then I probably wouldn't care for this town. But I am from here and my family will most likely die here, so I like it.
It doesn't matter where you are, it depends on who is with you and what memories you have made there. I could be in the city and if those I love were there, that would be home for me.
So, I won't be leaving this town permanently anytime soon. But I am not opposed to making a change in location with the right loved ones by my side. Just saying.