June 1, 2012

Day 5: If home is where the heart is, where is home for you?

Lord knows I don't have a damn clue what I really want to do with my life, but all I know is I will eventually end up at the beach. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but when I was still little my family and I moved to the south Georgia coast, and we've lived here ever since. Before I got my license my dad would occasionally pick me up from school in his boat. I've had the luxury of going to the beach in February when there is a random day of warm weather because my house isn't but twenty minutes from the water. And for years I got to drive to school while watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean. I've been fortunate enough to live in an area that most people can only visit once a year.

Now that I'm back in Atlanta for college I realize how lucky I have been to live in such a beautiful place, and it pleases me to know that I've never really taken my hometown for granted. Even though I desperately miss the beach whenever I'm gone, I've never felt like I didn't appreciate what I had when I had it. 

With such a crappy economy, most people coming out of college have to take what they can get as far as a job is concerned. We don't have the luxury that our parents had years ago. It's hard to be choosy nowadays, and I'm fully aware of that. Unfortunately that could mean not being able to live on the coast as soon as I graduate. (And I need to live in the south because I am not a cold weather person at all. That limits me even more.) But before I die I will come back to the beach. It truly is where my heart resides.

*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

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