Post # 1
Where was everyone born and raised?
I was born in Taiwan, where my American dad (a structural engineer) was doing a feasibility study for the subway system. We spent a year there… a year in Japan with my mom’s mom (my mom is from Tokyo)… and a year in Korea (I think my dad worked on an airport there).
Then my parents moved to Northern Virginia when I was 3 or 4, where we lived until I graduated from high school. When I was still in HS, my parents moved to Manila for work – they’ve lived in the Philippines since then, although I’ve only visited about 5-6 times or so (they usually visit the States, rather than the other way around). I like the Philippines a lot, but don’t consider it "home".
After growing up in Virginia, it was off to college in New Hampshire where I spent 4 years being extremely cold. After college, I worked in DC and then SF… and eventually moved to NY, where I’ve been for a decade (omg, I’m getting so old).
I definitely consider myself a New Yorker and feel most at home in NY, although I wasn’t even born here. The strange thing is that I lived in Virginia slightly longer than I have in NY, but I don’t consider myself a Virginian! I am a traitorous resident, which is kinda strange because I’m usually super loyal to things in my life.
Where have you lived… and which part of the country do you most consider "home"?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
los angeles, ca
I love California, but New York is home now!
Post # 4
I was born and raised in Oklahoma. But after moving out and going to college I traveled a lot.
From Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, South Dakota, Kentucky. But now I am back in Texas and I love texas. It is where I have spent most of my time. It is where my heart and home is.
Post # 5
I’ve lived in MD my whole life, I grew up about 15 minutes from where I live now. I was born and raised in Curtis Bay which isn’t so great now but wasn’t bad when I was growing up and we’re also getting married there. I moved to Pasadena when I was 11 and have been here ever since. Not very interesting or exciting, and it makes it very hard to actually leave here and start fresh somewhere else
Post # 6
I grew up just outside Atlantic City, NJ. After college I moved to the Los Angeles area. Now I am in a suburb outside Philadelphia, Pa.
Post # 7
Born and raised in NY state (a little north of NYC)
College in New Haven, CT
Grad school in South Jersey
Then, having completed my tour of the tri-state area…
Post-doc in Cambridge, MA
Post # 8
I was born in Ireland & lived there until high-school.
Moved to Boston with my parents & lived there until I graduated HS – then SLC, Utah for a year, Killington, VT for 3 years, Houston, TX for 5 years, Omaha, NE for 2 years, & back to Boston 4 years ago. I feel sometimes like I don’t have a "home" type of place although I still consider Ireland "home" as that’s where most of my family are…
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
Born in Ann Arbor, MI
Raised in Norton Shores, MI
College in East Lansing, MI (Go Green!)
First job in Holland, MI
And now, Chicago, IL!
Post # 10
San Diego, CA is where I’ve lived for pretty much my entire life. I also studied abroad in Paris though, and it’s always seemed more like home to me than San Diego ever has…
Post # 11
born in nyc
then lived in teaneck, nj
grew up mostly in berwyn, pa
moved to montreal for college
lived in nh for my first few years of work
and then moved to boston. i love love love it here!
Post # 12
Oh my gosh I am SOO boring!! I’ve lived in Massachusetts my entire life!! I was born in a small town, moved when I was one and my parents have lived there ever since! I went to college in Boston (only about 45 minutes away) and lived in Boston ever since. Right now I am in Portland, OR for a three month work thing … and it’s been the hardest thing ever. I am so impressed with all your moving, but as katrinab said I love love love Boston! 🙂
Post # 13
Born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles, CA
Went to college in NJ (oh the armpit of America!)
And have lived in England (Cambridge, then London) ever since.
LA never felt like home, and I absolutely love London so am adopting it as my own!
Post # 14
I grew up in a little town in western washington (about 6000 people) until I was 19. Moved to Guilin, China. Moved to Seattle. Moved back to China (this time Tianjin), then moved back to Seattle.
Then I met my sweetie. Now we own our own little home, but I want to go back to living outside of the city.
Post # 15
Alabama, North Carolina, Vermont, Italy (twice), and now New York City 🙂
Post # 16
Born in China.
Moved to uk when I was 3.
Moved to Canada (Montreal) when I was 5
Moved to Plano, Texas when I was 11
Lived in Denton for high school when I was 16-18
Lived in Austin for undergrad when I was 18-22
Lived in San Antonio for grad school when I was 22-24
And now I’m living in Korea for a year or two. I’m almost 25 now.