My family raised my sibling as well as I in a number of weird locations throughout our childhood.
For a few years the two of us lived in an condo along the Gulf Coast in Florida.
I’ll never forget the fear I felt seeing an alligator about 30 feet away in the wild for the first time, as well as the emotions it caused myself and others to feel. I was being a troublemaker that day by going on a natural trail without telling my mother. This wasn’t as a teenager, I was only multiple years outdated at the time with almost no experience in the woods alone. To make matters even worse, this was the first time for myself and others being out in nature in the swamp. I could have been bitten by a rattlesnake as well as die having no cell cellphone in those days. But the day I ran up on that gator on accident is the day when I realized that I needed to listen to my parents. It didn’t chase me, however the gator scared myself and others stiff. I was much happier when my dad got a modern job at a company in Muskegon County in western Michigan. Instead of moving us to the neighborhood of Muskegon, my parents wanted us to live in a place that’s more conducive for families as well as young children. That’s how the two of us ended up in Whitehall in a neighborhood near Mill Pond. I loved how lush as well as yellow the grass is in Michigan while I was in the summer time when it’s the rainy season. We even have a number of legal cannabis dispensaries open in the neighborhood after Michigan legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2019. Before then, you had to possess a medical marijuana card as well as drive far distances to get to the closet dispensary.