Six states of separation

“My dad was a contractor for the military so my family has moved around a lot, six times to be exact. Moving around a lot when I was younger was quite the challenge because people would always ask me why I was moving and I couldn’t really give them an answer because of security reasons. My dad couldn’t even tell me what he was working on. I still don’t really know what he does to be honest.  I’ve lived in six different states. I was born in California and then we moved to Georgia for a year when I was little. After Georgia, we moved back to California for another handful of years. Then we moved to Nevada, then to Texas until I was in the seventh grade. Next, we moved to Colorado and then I started high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. I enjoyed living in Texas the most but only because of the environment. Colorado was my favorite because I met so many great people there and they helped with the transition of moving. I definitely plan on moving after graduation because I hate Ohio. But, I want it to be a state that I haven’t gotten to experience yet.  Moving has taught me that it’s easier to welcome change than it is to avoid. The sooner you accept that things are changing, the happier you’ll be. Moving always gave me a chance to start over and it allowed me to work on who I wanted to become. I felt like I was able to get a fresh start every time I moved somewhere new and not many people get six chances at new beginnings.”
“My dad was a contractor for the military so my family has moved around a lot, six times to be exact. Moving around a lot when I was younger was quite the challenge because people would always ask me why I was moving and I couldn’t really give them an answer because of security reasons. My dad couldn’t even tell me what he was working on. I still don’t really know what he does to be honest.
I’ve lived in six different states. I was born in California and then we moved to Georgia for a year when I was little. After Georgia, we moved back to California for another handful of years. Next, we moved to Nevada and then to Texas until I was in the seventh grade. Then, we moved to Colorado and finally, I started high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. I enjoyed living in Texas the most but only because of the environment. Colorado was my favorite because I met so many great people there and they helped with the transition of moving. I definitely plan on moving after graduation because I hate Ohio. But, I want it to be a state that I haven’t gotten to experience yet.
Moving has taught me that it’s easier to welcome change than it is to avoid it. The sooner you accept that things are changing, the happier you’ll be. Moving always gave me a chance to start over and it allowed me to work on who I wanted to become. I felt like I was able to get a fresh start every time I moved somewhere new and not many people get six chances at new beginnings.”

 

Author: Alexa Bergin

Senior majoring in journalism with sociology and sports management as my specializations. In search of sleep, a job after graduation, and pancakes.

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