I Bought My Husband Ecstasy for Christmas

Moving to the Big City Changed Us

Sarah Coller
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readNov 10, 2023

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On New Year’s Eve, 2009, our family left our small town Eastern Oregon existence to move to the city of Mount Vernon, Washington, just north of Seattle. There are countless funny stories from that short time we spent in “the city”, but this one truly epitomizes the trope of the small town girl in the big, big city.

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Sarah Coller
Human Parts

Mom of 9, Wife of 1. Freely sharing what I've freely been given.