No matter where you are in the world, the people that you are with are what make a difference. I am a military brat. Meaning that I have lived in a lot of places. For the most part, you won’t know how long you will be able to stay.

I have moved around the states six times in the past 15 years of my life, this being the eighth school that I have been to. I have lived in six different houses if you include the one that I am living in at the moment. I have learned how to rebuild and restart my life every couple of years because of being a military brat. This comes with pros and cons because sometimes I would rather not move away from my new friends to start over again. Although, this then can open new doors to walk through.

Speaking of opening new doors, I am moving to Minnesota this summer. All my family and friends live there, and I am happy to continue my high school years with my best friend beside me. Whom I actually met in Hawai’i. I lived there for about two years before moving to Kansas. Where I then found out that she was going to be moving to Kansas too! After living there for three years, I moved to where I am today. Knowing that I will only be a neighborhood away from my best friend is very exciting.

To me, this is what makes a home. Being around the people that you want to be around and that you enjoy being around. Sitting around a big table filled with every important person in your life, enjoying a home-cooked meal, or sharing happy memories with each other. A home is filled with pre-lit candles and freshly baked banana bread. Just by enjoying the little things, good things will start to follow.