They sent me to Binghamton

I've always wanted to be on the east coast, and the universe responded…by sending me to Binghamton, NY. Oh you've never heard of it? Neither had I, but I do so love adventures and that's how I choose to view this. Let the adventures begin!

Perspective

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When I first told people I got an opportunity to move to the east coast for a few months, everyone was ecstatic on my behalf. That is, until, I told them exactly where work was sending me.

“Oh wait…you’re not moving to the city?”

“Bing-ham-what?”

“Where’s that?”

“Wait, hold on, lemme look that up….oh…”

And some people, with good intentions I’m sure, decided that I needed to hear the brutal truth. Just so I can get out of it while I still can.

“You’re going to die.” (regarding the cold weather)

“You’re going to hate it there. It’s one thing to choose to stay at home, knowing there’s an option to go out and do things if you wanted to. It’s a whole other thing not to have that choice and staying in because you have to.”

Not everyone reacted that way though. Some were supportive and tried to find the positive in my situation.

“I mean…it’s only 3 hours from the city, right?”

“Well…you get to have trips home, right?”

I don’t want to make it seem like everyone I talked to was super discouraging or anything like that. I get it. It’s the middle of nowhere, almost no one has heard of it (myself included), and I’m going to be there for at least 6 months without knowing anyone in the immediate area. Add that to the fact that Binghamton isn’t known as a happening place, of course people were worried about me.

The thing is, that’s because their perspective was like this:

Other People's Perspective

Whereas mine was more like this:

My Perspective

They saw it as me going into the middle of nowhere, whereas I saw it as me going into the middle of all these places I want to visit!

Oh, and as for the cold, I guess it’s time for me to go shopping for a real coat then, right?

Jacket That Saved My Life

And I suppose I should also bring my snowboarding gear.

Snowboarding time!

So yeah, I may be moving into a place without knowing anyone and without knowing exactly what I’m getting myself into, but I’ve been wanting to move to the east coast and I choose to see this as an opportunity to get out there and explore!

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Author: lorz46

When I first started this blog, life had just thrown me a curveball by sending me to the middle of nowhere in upstate New York right smack in the middle of winter from my hometown in sunny, southern California. I had no idea what to expect, how long I would stay, or even where my life was heading. All I knew was that there were a great many adventures to be had after they sent me to Binghamton.

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