Yeah! Story number 2! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was starting a new feature where I share some of the amazing stories I get to hear all the time! I started with my own and 2 weeks ago I shared Alexis’s story and today I get to share my good friend Steph’s. I’ll tell you a bit about my good friend first. I met Steph after having lived in Austin for about a year. We were initially drawn to each other because we are both around 5 ft tall and we like good beer (we met at a beer related event). Since that initial meeting we discovered we had much more in common and formed a wonderful friendship. (As she will share she met a boy from Michigan-my home state and where I’ve been spending my summer- and just moved here with him! I think that brings us even closer even though we’ll be so far apart)
The story as Steph tell it:
Texas Will Forever Be Home
I was born in Texas. San Angelo, TX. Yep, my dad was in the Airforce, which meant we moved – A LOT. Two weeks after my birth, the traveling began: Texas to California to South Korea to Maryland to New Jersey to Ohio…and finally, Texas again – Austin, TX – where I stayed for the past twenty years of my life. It is Austin where I learned to play softball, met my first loves, graduated from college, started me career, etc.
Austin means so, so much to me, & when I saw Jessica started making these awesome state necklaces, I HAD to have one of my own…to show my love of the place that made me who I am. Since buying & wearing my favorite necklace daily, I met The Man who convinced me to move with him to Michigan (where Jessica’s from!). I love, love, LOVE that my favorite necklace sparks up SO many conversations & I get to talk to new people about my loved Texas.
The Man insists that I’m a Michigander now & he wants to get me a Michigan necklace to wear. Maybe a teeny, tiny one, as Texas is forever my home.
Thank you so much Steph for sharing a bit of your story with us today! I’m so happy for you and Kevin and I love that you get to experience all Michigan has to offer. If the winter gets to0 cold or long you always have Texas to escape to (just a week or so though because Kevin will be missing you).
If you like reading these stories please come back in 2 weeks as I’ll be sharing yet again! Also in the comments below tell me about a relocation you’ve had in your life or maybe a state you’d be willing to relocate to if the opportunity arose.