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Mar 22, 2019 15:29:45

Back in the Midwest

by @abrahamKim PATRON | 254 words | 4🔥 | 364💌

Abe

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I have now returned back to my idyllic midwestern life. My morning routines and coffee after in the mornings. Programming in the late morning to early afternoon. Dinner with the girlfriend. Reading at night. 

Vacationing in the desert had its perks. The weather was supreme. When we returned back to the Midwest, I felt as though we had just spent a week on a movie set. But the Midwest feels like real life to me. It's what I grown up on as 'real life'. 

Nobody in Arizona seems to be from there. Everyone seemed a transplant. Everytime I ran into someone, the first question that wanted to come out of my throat was, 'how did you end up here. what brought you here'. I felt the same about California.

For a couple years after college, I felt a pressure to go to a major city. Either the northeast or the west coast. But at this point in my life, I have been able to actualize and live out what I really want, what I've really wanted. And do this with no shame. And this is actually to live in the Midwest haha.

A common argument against living here from some escapees I talk to is that the places where they grew up had nothing to do besides drinking. But I'm really a boring guy. A walk to the farmer's market to pick up some fresh bread and working on my fiction here in the beautiful tree covered Midwest sounds like much more than 'nothing-but-drinking'. 

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    @abrahamKim I'm from the midwest (Indiana), but I have lived in Arizona for 20 years. For me, it's nice to visit the midwest and see family but I have no desire to return there to live. The primary reason is that I no longer wish to tolerate the winters.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 22, 2019 07:42:39
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      @brandonwilson

      lmao. I'm in Indiana right now. Originally from MI. Just got back from PHX/Tempe AZ. Where in AZ you located at? And where at IN you from?

      Abe avatar Abe | Mar 22, 2019 16:01:04
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      @abrahamKim I'm in Gilbert, which is south east of Phoenix about 30 miles from the airport. I'm from a small town in Indiana near Ft. Wayne.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 22, 2019 09:05:50
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      @abrahamKim @brandonwilson
      I was born in Chicago and moved to the suburbs in my late teens.
      Left to South Florida and AM NEVER GOING BACK!!!

      Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Mar 22, 2019 18:08:11
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      @abrahamKim @RealNegotiator I don't blame you, but Florida gets a bit humid for me since I'm used to the desert.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 22, 2019 15:29:19
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      @abrahamKim @brandonwilson
      I lived in Vegas for awhile and have a niece in Scottsdale. The desert is hot but dry. (lots of ex Midwesterners moved there and love it!)

      Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Mar 23, 2019 22:24:53
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