East Coast to West Coast
I grew up in Lake Wales, a small town in Florida. I always knew that I would leave that little ol' town. My desire to travel, see more of the country started early when our family would take annual trips to Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. My mom grew up there and we would visit once or twice a year, this was essentially the extent of my travels growing up. Nontheless, on my first trip to the city we went to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game and I was hooked I wanted to see more. I fell in love with Chicago and all that a "big city" has to offer. The fast pace, the culture, diversity, and all the possibilities.
After graduating from FSU (Go 'Noles), I decided to move to Seattle, WA. I was armed with a Business Degree, confidence (probably a little too much of that), and an adventurous spirit. After a little research, rented a moving truck and traveled cross-country for one month. My parents were a little freaked out but eventually came around. The trip was quite an adventure! I was a little nervous about all the logical things, living in a new city, job prospects, etc. but I knew if I didn't take advantage of this opportunity, I would regret it for the rest of my life.