Moving again…

There are nomadic tribes in Africa that transfer lower than I do. I’ve lived consecutively in Texas, Georgia, Arizona, California, Texas, Connecticut, Virginia, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The final three strikes, I used to be informed, can be the final. However, quickly sufficient, eight months to 2 years later, “Women, we're transferring.” If there may be one phrase I select by no means to listen to once more it could be, “We're transferring”.

I cherished every place I've lived for various causes. I felt at residence in Texas. I lived about half an hour away from Disneyland in California. New Hampshire is so stunning within the fall. Virginia is near D.C. and, being a historical past buff, I cherished all of the free museums. Georgia is the place my sister was born and the place I met my first finest good friend. Arizona is the place I discovered to talk fluent Spanish, a ability which I promptly misplaced by age eight.

However Connecticut, the place I'm at the moment dwelling, is the place I've made a few of the finest reminiscences. I've made nice buddies, misplaced some not so nice ones, gone via the drama of highschool, met my favourite band and acquired my first job. I find it irresistible right here.

I haven’t had a traditional suburban childhood. I don’t have a door with marks displaying my progress through the years. My room isn’t painted some obnoxious shade of pink I selected after I was seven. I haven’t recognized my finest good friend my entire life. I typically see individuals with this stuff and assume, “Wow. You might be so fortunate. I want I had that.” However then I come to my senses. I'll have spent my entire childhood transferring round, making buddies solely to lose them a yr later, however I've visited locations that some individuals dream about. If I by no means lived in California, would I've been in a position to go to Disneyland virtually each weekend through the summer time? In all probability not. If I hadn’t lived in Virginia, would I've been in a position to feed my love of historical past by visiting the museums in D.C. many occasions through the summer time? No. Would I've been in a position to go to the Alamo if I hadn’t moved to Texas? No method! I've skilled many issues that many seventeen yr olds can not say they've skilled.

I typically discover myself dreaming of my future. I think about what it will be like being married, having youngsters or being a trainer. Each time I dream concerning the distant future, like youngsters or marriage, I typically marvel if I would like my youngsters to have the identical experiences I did. The easy reply can be no. I would like my youngsters to have stability and be capable of name one place their hometown. However I would like my youngsters to have the identical cultural experiences I did. I would like them to have the ability to say that they lived and skilled all totally different components of America. I would like them to have the ability to boast to their buddies that they went to Disneyland most weekends through the summer time after they have been seven. I would like them to have the ability to say they've buddies in all totally different components of the nation. I would like them to have the entire nice experiences that I had. I feel that anybody may benefit from transferring to all totally different components of the nation. It's actually a beautiful studying expertise.