The World Is Home mariah May

on february 9th, 1994 I was born in sumter, south carolina. where the tea is sweet, the weather is warm, and the accents are thick.

when i was 4 years old, i moved to san antonio, texas. the heat is extreme, the dessert is everywhere and the mexican food is delicious. And there are fire ants everywhere.

When I was 8 years old, I moved to Moreno Valley, California. California was full of adventure. many days were spent hiking the mountain trails, visiting the pacific ocean, and enjoying the entertainment and theme parks.

When I was 11 years old, I moved to Pensacola, Florida. Florida was full of shine shine and beach days.

When I was 13 I moved to Athens, Greece. It was my first time ever over seas. I learned a little Greek, ate some amazing food, toured all the amazing architecture and enjoyed learning a new culture

When I was 15 years old, I moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. Talk about a culture shock! It was cold. -40's in the winter and no sunshine. The summer was full of long days, fishing, and watching the moose wonder around.

When I was 17, I moved to Benton, Louisiana. I was back in the south. Where the people are friendly, and the weather is warm. I finished my senior year here. we had many bonfires and parties on the lake.

I was 18, and I decided I need to do something with my life. So off to Great Lakes, Illinois I went. I was joining the Navy. I spent 3 months training here.

Then I was back to San Antonio, Texas for a few months to complete training. I got orders. Beaufort, South Carolina. I fell in love with the kind people, beautiful weather, the beach, and the small town vibe.

A few month ago I got Orders to Bethesda, Maryland. I'm still learning all of the great things here. One thing that is beautiful and unlike anywhere I have lived, is the Cherry Blossoms.

Credits:

Created with images by stokpic - "hands world map" • David N Cooper - "Myrtle Beach Sunrise grass blue" • tpsdave - "the alamo night evening" • Goodfreephotos_com - "san antonio texas town" • nan palmero - "San Antonio River" • krystian_o - "California St." • tdlucas5000 - "Big Sur, California" • Hans - "höfats mountain summit cross" • harryHermione - "walt disney world disney castle" • tpsdave - "panorama lake water" • adibalea - "greece athens acropolis" • skeeze - "sunset landscape mountain" • finchlake2000 - "Tree fell into the Ouachita River" • Official U.S. Navy Imagery - "A fire fighting instructor assists a recruit with how to properly seal her gas mask." • bobistraveling - "03 Beaufort SC 6383" • jans canon - "cherry blossom"

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