My mom grew up in a very small town (there was a post office, a general store, and a one room schoolhouse for K-8). If you needed to go to the grocery store, department store, gas station, etc. you had to go to the largest nearby town that had those things. Growing up, anytime we were going to the store, my mom always said we were "going to town" even though we lived in town...lol. I still say it a lot, too.
It's never too late to become the person you were meant to be.