Saturday, August 17, 2013

Bring Back the Words Week 9: Where Have I Lived?

Prompt 2: A getting to know you list–share all the places you’ve lived (and if you want to, how you got there, and why you left). Bonus points for expanding on whether you plan to stay where you are now, or if you have a dream location you still want to get to.
I'm not sure if I will answer Ginger's other prompt from this week because I have absolutely no idea what character from a TV show I would want to be.  So I'll have to think on that one and come back to it.  But talking about where I've lived is pretty easy because it hasn't been that many places.
1977-1995: Mobile, Alabama - Obviously, this is home.  I was born here.  I have spent the majority of my live (so far) here.  I wouldn't be opposed to returning here one day.
1995-1999: Marion, Alabama - I'm not really sure if I should count college but I did spend 90% of my time in this town while I was in college.  Although I like going back to visit Judson's campus periodically, I know I would never want to live here again.  This is truly a town that time forgot.
1999-2005: Mobile, Alabama - Back home after college.  This is where I started my career, went to graduate school, and got married the first time.  I also bought my first home in Mobile before I got married and sold when it came time for us to PCS.
2005-2007: Killeen, Texas - We moved here when my ex received orders to Fort Hood.  I call it the armpit of Texas.  I never really enjoyed living there so I was happy to leave once I started my job in Austin.  Killeen has a lot of bad memories for me and I've only been back a handful of times since I sold my house there in early 2008.
2007-2008: Austin, Texas - Maverick and I lived in an apartment in NW Austin for the first 6 months we lived here while I got the lay of the land and decided where I wanted to live.  I really loved this area of town because it felt close enough to everything without being right in the middle of it all.  
2008-present: Round Rock, Texas - I decided to buy a house in Round Rock when the time came to move out of my apartment because the housing prices were cheaper in Round Rock but I was still close enough to my job that it didn't matter much.  We have been really happy here and Chris has lived most of his life in Round Rock so that is where we are for now.  
We are still on the fence on whether we want to stay in Round Rock or move closer to my job.  That would put us back in Austin but I really don't want to live in South Austin.  There is nothing wrong with it.  I just like the N/NW Austin area better myself.  At this point, I would say our options are either moving into Austin or heading back to Alabama one day.  I wouldn't be opposed to either so we shall see what happens.

1 comment:

Ginger said...

I dunno, having grown up in El Paso TX, I think there might be a toss up for which Texas city gets the "armpit" designation.