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Growing up in a small town in Nebraska at the age of nine my life wascomplete with a mapped out future My family had just built a new housewe went to church every Sunday where we knew everyone there I hadeverything I could want friends family and a lifestyle I wasaccustomed to One night I was called into the kitchen with my sistersThere my parents sat me down at the table to break the news of the newjob in Florida My way of life would be changed forever from that dayon Unfortunately for me Nebraska and Florida couldnt be any moredifferent In Florida I had no friends or family to welcome me to theneighborhood and I was forced to adapt myself to the new culture Iwould overcome my struggles by adapting to the Florida lifestyle flyinghome often and holding onto traditional valuesThe youth of Nebraska is primarily interested in sports and sportsteams To my new friends living in Florida they would view theseinterests as those of a jock but to me they were just normal kidsI had trouble becoming close with my new friends because of my rigoroushockey schedule It was tough to grow relationships when you wereconstantly practicing throughout the week After a year of struggling Iquit hockey the strategy worked as I was able to spend more time withmy friends Coming from Nebraska I would have music disputes with my newfriends As time went by I gave up my classic country and startedlistening to more rock and occasional hip hop A part of my life thattook time to adjust to was the compactness of South Florida living Goodand bad came from everything being so close It was nice to not have todrive across town to visit a friend but it became apparent that youwould no longer have privacy from your neighborsCutting communications completely with my old state would prove to beimpossible Constant phone calls back to Nebraska visiting family andtrips back to Nebraska
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