I grew up in New York with my mom, dad, brother and sister until I was 7 when we moved to Kansas. Me and my brother were too young to worry about the move, but my sister remained intransigent that moving was the worst thing that had ever happened to her.
During my first couple of years at my new elementary school, i was very taciturn and shy, but slowly I opened up and made friends
I had to get used to things in Kansas that weren't germane to things in New York, like calling my teachers by their last name instead of their first name like I was used to.
Jenny!... I mean.. Ms.Smith!
Transitioning into middle school was pretty hard for me. I didn't do so well at the begining of 7th grade because I tended to temporize when it came to my school work.
The struggles of middle school brought me and my best friend closer than ever and our friendship has been tenable throught the years.
Because my parents felt cooped up in Kansas after living in a big city for so long, they decided to take our family on trips to europe every summer to quench their insatiable thirst for travel.