Tell us about the place that made you who you are.
All of us have that place that we consider our hometown. Whether we love it or despise it, it’s a place in a our past that has shaped who we are as an individual. Whether the Texas sun left a permanent mark on your heart, the canals of Amsterdam still run in your blood, the brick streets of Montreal remain on your feet, or the hills of San Fransciso stand still in your mind … We each have that place. What is yours?
Maybe it was a small town that left you feeling trapped. Your hometown was the place you wanted to grow out of and escape. Maybe it was the place that you still fall back into after years of being away from it. Maybe your hometown wasn’t significant, but it’s growing to be significant to you as you get older. Maybe you had a home away from home that you didn’t live at, but you might as well have, and it left its fingerprint on you.
Where is your hometown and what affect did it have on you? If you moved away, are you happier now or do you miss it? Does it haunt you? Or inform you? What memories do you have there? Where did you spend most of your time? Is the place different than people perceive it? How do you remember it? What memories do you have there that you look upon with such fondness and aching? What about your hometown was so significant in your life?
Submissions should be roughly 700-2000 words in length. Final submissions must be submitted by August 28th, 2013 to be considered for this series in The Good Life. Send your submissions to Deanna Ogle at [email protected] For further questions and guidelines, email Deanna.
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