Another aspect of Birmingham’s transformation into a city worth bragging about is the opening of tons of great spots for eating, drinking, and grooving. Birmingham has always been a good place to live if you are a music lover or a foodie, but the options are more diverse than they’ve ever been. The friend I mentioned, in fact, is a restaurateur herself, and is strongly devoted to helping this city become great. So naturally, it was annoying to her that a person like me, who is one of the only people in town with this kind opportunity to go far with YouTube, is considering to take those talents elsewhere.
Regardless of what I decide to do, I love Birmingham, and Alabama in general, in spite of it’s many flaws; and it’s unlikely that anywhere else will really feel like home to me. I’ve been thoroughly proud of the strides my city has made, and I believe that one day people will talk about Birmingham in the same way they talk about great cities like Memphis or Austin.