I get asked a lot where I'm from, especially recently with all the moving and traveling I've been doing. So here's a little background on me, and where I'm "from". __
I moved out of the house at 17 to go to college. Since then I have lived in no less than 13 different places between dorms, apartments and shared houses. I've lived in 7 different states at various points in my life, up and down the east coast from Georgia to Vermont (where I started this account), and most recently coast to coast (three times in the last 2-ish years). I was born in a state I moved away from at a young age, and have been relocating for school ever since. I've seen A LOT of this country, and taken each one of my moves as a chance to get to know a new place.
Recently my parents moved from my childhood home in KY to NorCal. Having been born in one state (NJ), raised in another (KY) and attended school in two more (GA and VT, as well as boarding school in NH and RI), answering the question "where are you from" has always been difficult. Now it's next to impossible. Where am I from? I'm from all over. I'm a compilation of experiences from different locals all around this country. I don't have a hometown I go back to visit. I don't even have a home base of my own anymore. I have myself, and my pets and that's enough. Because I've spent the time working on who I am, and getting to know myself, I don't feel lost when I'm uprooted. Home is where your heart is is true for me completely. I create my own home wherever I end up, for however long I'm there by doing the things that make my heart happy. Where I'm from is wherever I'm currently living. Where I grew up, where I went to school, where my family lives....those are all different questions that give you pieces of the bigger picture.
Huge thank you to @bangsshoes for sending me these national nomad high tops. They resonate with me deeply. Swipe right to see the states I've lived in colored blue. I'm going to color all the states I've traveled to in a different color soon, I just haven't figured out what color I want to use. Lol. #mycolorfulnomads #livebangs