Most people dread change, I on the other hand welcome it. I believe that change keeps me sane.
My parents always told me how I could never make up my mind when I was a child. I would always change what I wanted constantly. I realize now that I did make up my mind, but my choice grew old and I wanted something new and exciting. Honestly, it did not need to be something exciting even, just different.
I tried many different after school activities. I flitted from one thing to the next; art club, then karate, softball, ballet, gymnastics, swimming, soccer. Nothing interested me for very long. Shortly after starting a new program I would move on to the next. After a short period of time, I had tried everything and decided I would rather entertain myself after school. I would get to do something different every day.
We had lived in Charleston, South Carolina for nearly seven years when my parents told my family that we would be moving. While my brother sulked about having to leave his friends, I was ecstatic. I would get to meet new people and see new places. I wondered what it would be like in Texas and begged my parents to take me with them when they picked a house. I was the baby, so of course I got my way.
I loved looking at the houses. Each one was so different from our house back east. They had in-ground swimming pools and were made of stucco. Everything at home was either siding or brick. They had sidewalks all over the town and the neighborhoods were set up in “villages”. Everything was so different, I felt like I was in heaven.
When we moved my brother was still not used to the idea. He missed his friends dearly. I would occasionally call and tell my old friends what everything was like. How the schools were so new and they had taco trucks instead of ice cream. Eventually my family settled in and we began our new routine.
The move to Texas was a big change, since then I have moved several more times and ended up in Virginia. Each time I was so excited to move. I loved packing everything up and getting to change my room around when we arrived at the new place. I have lived in Virginia now for seven years and I can hardly wait to move again. Who knows where I will end up next.
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