Not Terrible, Not Amazing - Just Simply Livable
In 2007, after I finished graduate school, I accepted a job in Phoenix, packed my bags, and drove across country from a small town in Indiana. I hadn’t even visited Phoenix before and coming from a town of 5K people, I considered the experience to be absolutely terrifying. I knew no one, had zero support, and was completely alone. And when I got out of my car in late July after pulling into the apartment complex my boss helped me find, I said to myself:
“What the hell have I just done?”
Being here 12 years and having become well acquainted with all areas of the city, there are a lot of pros and cons.
One of my biggest concerns with moving here was that I would be considered a Midwestern “outsider” that would struggle to fit in. Although I quickly discovered that many people are in the exact same position. Yes, there are native residents, but there’s also a good chunk of individuals that migrated from somewhere else - either due to a dislike of Read More