So, where you from?

When someone asks you, “Where are you from?”, what’s your answer? Do you tell them where you were born, or where you grew up, or where you lived previously?

I never know how to answer that question. For some people it’s easy because they’ve lived in the same state or even the same town for all their lives. For others, like me, it’s a little more difficult, I think. I was born in Texas, but lived in 5 other states before moving to Mississippi. Before moving here, the longest I’d lived in one place was 9 years. Does that make me “from there”? Hell, I’ve been here 23 years, which is more than half my life…shouldn’t that make me “from here”?

So…Where you from?

Advertisements