30 Day Challenge 21

22 May, 2011
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We’re nearing the home stretch — only nine more challenge questions. I hope you’ve enjoyed this half as much as I!

Day 21
How did you come to live where you live?

Unlike many of my coworkers and other family, I was a nomad of sorts. I was born in Illinois, then moved to a suburb of Milwaukee. Just before I entered high school in 1973, my family moved to Ohio, and with the exception of an 18-month stint in Florida, I’ve been in the same city ever since.

I know there are some stay-putters as well as other gypsies out there. Let’s compare notes.

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22 May, 2011 11:43 am

I have lived and worked in 3 of the 4 corners of the US – Pacific Northwest is the only place I haven’t been except to visit. I have never lived in one place more than 3 years; this went on during my childhood and has continued as I have gotten older. Picking up and moving is old hat to me – not sure if that’s a good thing or not. In the Winter of 2006, we were in Syracuse and we had the usual 6.99 months of snow, ice, cold, lake effect and other nastiness. After considering the fact… Read more »

22 May, 2011 12:46 pm

My dad lived in Hawaii for 2 years. He came back to Ohio to visit, and met my mom. Then moved here. Then Kyle was born. Then I was born. Then my dad wanted to move back to Hawaii, and my mom made didn’t, so I now I live here. Greenwich. Great decision, Mom.


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Greenwich/Hawaii, Greenwich/Hawaii, Greenwich/Hawaii…hmmm…tough choice there.


22 May, 2011 1:31 pm

Born/raised in Waterloo, IA & lived there for 19 yrs. Because I grew up in the Brethren Church, I ended up attending Ashland College/AU for my undergrad. After a brief 3 years of teaching back in Iowa, I returned to Ashland to teach a couple years at Ashland HS. Then my “nomad” period begins where I bounced around to Euclid and then back down to Mansfield, and finally ended up in Maui, Hawaii because OH voters decided not to pass tax levees (sp?). Been in Dallas now for 15.5 yrs – ended up here because my spouse at that time… Read more »

22 May, 2011 1:40 pm

Born in Mid-Michigan. Lived on the west and east coasts of Michigan. ( I think I moved a total of a bazillion times while there! Aside from the house I grew up in the house I now live in is the longest!! ) Moved to California. Lived on the east “coast” of CA for 8 years, then in the posh part of CA (Rancho Mirage) Now live in The Netherlands, west coast sort of. Guess you could say I am a gypsy of sorts. ReplyRat Fink Reply:May 23rd, 2011 at 5:31 amThat makes 3 out of the 4 responses about… Read more »

23 May, 2011 2:12 pm

The parental units (mostly the maternal unit) liked the idea of a school that scored high on the state report card. Ta-da, I’m here for fourteen years. :)


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23 May, 2011 5:14 pm

A day late but better late than never…….

Born here. Raised here. Living 1/10 of a mile from where I grew up and I have no plans to leave. It’s in my genes I guess….my grandfather lived in the same house for over 70 years – across the road from where I live. He came to the farm as a hired man and never left!