"Where?" *Puzzled looks, quizzical stares*
Many midwesterners have suffered this reaction in response to the seemingly innocuous, hard to remember middle zone of the United States. For almost a decade, whenever I traveled overseas, telling people I was from Indiana was almost akin to living in Timbuktu, especially in Asia. California, Florida, Texas, these are large meaty and more memorable states. Not much happens in Indiana, right? Corn? Cars?
Be that as it may, I was floored to find out Fort Wayne made the top 10 cities with the highest quality of life. Based on a study by Nerdwallet, apparently the Midwest is laid back and relatively cushy.
I spent most of my 20s trying to get as far from home as I could. There's nothing like a smoggy, congested Communist city of 20 million to make one appreciate the finer things in life, such as fresh air and freedom.
All around the world, and yet I ended up a mere 45 minutes due east of my hometown. Still, I really can't complain. Working from home in suburbia allows for lunchtime books in the sun, and a more relaxed daily pace than the proverbial rat race. Part of me will always ache with wanderlust, but for now, this works.
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