I used to think that my parents’ moving from one airforce base to the next was a burden on my life, but it gave me a chance to experience a large list of different geographic locations and climates.
- When I was in college, many of my peers were living out of their home states for the first time in their lives.
By graduation, many were toying with different places to move if they had not already accepted offers to graduate schools both in state and out of state. I was done gallivanting all over the country trying to “find myself,” as I learned long ago that the only peace you find in your travels is the peace you bring with you. I also figured out that some geographic locations are simply better than others for my interests purely. I have a lot of sinus and respiratory allergies that can sometimes make life more hectic than it already is. Places with lots of pollen, dust, and mold in the air are harder for me to enjoy than somewhere that is mild like my current state. The place my parents took me when I was a sophomore in high school was prone to lots of airborne dust, often culminating in sudden dust storms that would engulf the city in a matter of minutes following the warning. We had to use special air purification systems at home to make sure that we weren’t breathing in all of that dust if it found its way inside the house in places where it isn’t completely air tight.