Recently, someone asked me to describe a significant childhood experience that helped shape who I am today. At first I struggled with the answer because it’s so hard to choose a single moment in time. But then it dawned on me. Of course, the answer was simple.
Moving to Vermont when I was 8 years old was one of the most important things to ever happen to me. Growing up here has influenced my life in so many ways. My values, goals and perspective are all closely connected to this amazing place that I am proud to call home.
I really need to thank my parents for moving here because Vermont has been one the greatest gifts of my life. I hope my daughter someday feels the same way.