Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday's topic

One of the lovely women over at Seattle Mom Blogs gave us this assignment to write about today: How long have you lived in Seattle? Why here, of all places? Where else would you live, given your choice, and why?

1. I have lived in Seattle since September, 2001. Before that I was a missionary in Ukraine, then came home and lived with my parents for the summer in Pittsburgh, and worked as a telemarketer. Not my favorite job memory. Then I packed up my belongings, and drove to Seattle with my grandmother (who had flown out from Portland to keep me company on the drive).

2. I moved to Seattle to go to graduate school at the University of Washington. But I was inspired to apply for grad school here because most of my extended family is out on the West Coast. My parents grew up in Portland, and I lived in the Portland area until I was 12, when Dad's job moved us to Tennessee. When I was applying for grad schools, I wanted to attend one close to my relatives, so that I could get to know them all again.

3. Seattle is home for me. I've moved a lot in my life, but have never lived anywhere that just felt so right. I love so much about this city. I'll be very sad if we ever have to leave. No plans to do so though, as my husband loves it here too.


BJ said...

I'd love to visit someday. Sleepless in Seattle is one of my favorite sappy movies. :)

Monique said...

Thank you so much for participating! I am still so "new" to Seattle I love to hear why everyone calls this place home!

carrie said...

Wow! You've had a pretty fascinating life so far . . .

It is always interesting for me to hear why people move here since I've lived in the area I do for almost my entire life (except college and a few years in Alaska for Dad's job - but we rented our house out and returned right back where we were!).

Glad you're calling Seattle "home".

The Daring One said...

Seattle's one of those rare places that I love just for itself, regardless of who else lives there. It's just a loveable town and just feels like home to me.