Listen Up: You can take the boy out of the bay…

Submitted by Aaron Rideout

Don't try to convince Aaron Rideout that city life is better.

The 18-year-old recently moved from Moreton's Harbour — a rural town with a population of about 100 people that's 100 kilometres north of Gander — to St. John's for school. 

The move has resulted in some big-city type frustrations and moments of homesickness. But he knows, that before too long, he'll be heading back to the bay.

"The thought is just always in the back of my mind that not too long I'll be going back home."

Listen to Rideout talk about leaving home, his love for rural Newfoundland, and why he wants to go back. 

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With Listen Up, you'll hear teens tell their own stories, in their own words. 

For the coming weeks, Listen Up airs Thursdays on your local CBC Radio morning show in Newfoundland and Labrador.

We'll also be posting the stories here online, and sharing them on social media. 

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