While most people would probably say something along the lines of a national scandal, natural disaster, or other national news as the most important event of their life time, mine would have to be moving 3 times. Moving really changes your perspective on things, especially after several times.The first time was the easiest. I was born in Louisville, Kentucky and I lived there for 6 years. It was the easiest move since I was so young and didn’t really understand what was going on.
I moved to Carmel, Indiana from Louisville. It wasn’t a far move. I was only moving 2 1/2 hours away. On top of that, one of my best friends from when I was that age also moved away. I didn’t really leave “friends” behind. I consider Carmel to be the town that I really grew up in. I completed grade school there and my first year of middle school. It was nice growing up with people that I had been around almost my entire childhood. I had a great group of friends that I was very close with. I lived in Carmel for 6 years, and then I moved again. This time the move was farther.
I moved to Kennesaw, Georgia from Carmel. This move was by far the hardest move I have had to go through. I was established and comfortable in Carmel. I didn’t understand why this was happening and I was really upset and angry, especially with my parents. I didn’t understand why we had to leave. It was especially difficult leaving my friends, because I had grown up with them. One of my friends, Elaine, I had been friends with since I first moved to Indiana. We lived right by each other and were practically inseparable. This time I was moving about 8 hours away. I didn’t think I would ever get to see my friends again and that really made me distraught with the idea of moving. Of course that was just me being a typical 12 year old.
Once I got to Georgia I was completely close minded about liking the town, the people, and my new school. I was causing myself to be depressed. Eventually, I got rid of my stubbornness and I started to appreciate the opportunities I had there. I started to get situated and I was really starting to like it after about 2 years. I got to go back to Indiana to visit my friends, which I was ecstatic about. I loved seeing all of my old friends, but I was shocked at how they had changed. Of course I had changed as well. Starting high school I was really happy. I had a great group of friends, probably the best that I have ever had. I really felt like I belonged there. I couldn’t wait to graduate with all of my friends, awaiting that “perfect senior year” with all of them. Going into Sophomore year was when I really started to settle in in Georgia. I didn’t think there would be another chance for me to move.
Of course right when I am completely immersed with everything, we decide to move again. After only living in Georgia for 4 years we moved 12 hours away to Erie, Pennsylvania. At this point I was accustomed to moving so many times. I didn’t think much of it. I wasn’t...