I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. I didn't think I would ever leave. And then one day I found myself in Portland, OR. It took some getting used to but it was good to go. When you live in the same place for a long time, you stop seeing. Moving to a new place takes courage. It requires that you stretch yourself. It can be scary but the rewards are vast. I love it here and don't think I will ever go back... As if one can.