Tomorrow, I will leave the only state I've lived in for 28 1/2 years. I will be relocating to Las Vegas on a job transfer in hopes that I will land a better job. This week was one of the MOST stressful times for me, ranging from my car shipment being shipped two days early to scrambling to find a place to live. With that being said, there's a lot of memories and lessons learned in my 28 1/2 years here. What will I miss about Michigan?
To be honest, I'll only miss my family and friends. That's it. I've already mentioned Michigan's messy political climate in a previous post and I'm not alone in my assessment. It doesn't matter if it's a Democrat or a Republican, Michigan, like the United States, is being run poorly. From the Flint Water Crisis to Detroit's bankruptcy, there seems to be no end in sight for the bad news in the state. I don't mind Detroit at all. It's just I've grown tired of the constant branding of Detroit everywhere to compound with Michigan's disastrous political climate.
I will miss the conversations and good times I've had with my friends and family. I will miss the people that had my back, but also taught me to think critically not just in work and school, but in life. I will miss my mother comforting me when I needed help, but also giving me some constructive criticism on how to handle the situation better. I will miss my dad's understanding nature. I'll miss talking to my step parents about pressing issues and how to go about them. I'll miss hanging out with my friends around a campfire after work. These are the things I'll truly miss.
I apologize if I'm not aboard the Michigan/Detroit loyalty train. As I grew older, I honestly felt like a round peg in a square hole. Euchre? I could care less. Coney Dogs? Unsavory. Woodward Dream Cruise? Meh. I do like the occasional trip up north, but that's as close as my loyalties lie right now. It's funny because I used to love this state as a child. I even did my third grade state project on Michigan. But, as I got older, I realized...
My life! Food, sports, school. It's what it is!