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WordPress Writing Challenge ~ Map it Out

Today’s writing challenge from WordPress is to embed maps in your post. That sounded pretty interesting to me. So I decided to map out my life so far. From where I was born, to where I am now. Pack some snacks, make sure there is some great music and come travel with me!

We start out in Milwaukee, WI. Yup, the city I was born in. The biggest city in Wisconsin. It’s about 90 minutes north of Chicago. I lived in Milwaukee till I left home in my early 20’s. I have never been back there. Not even for a visit. Never wanted to. It held some bad memories and I just never felt the urge to “go home again.”


When I moved from Milwaukee, I made a brief stop in Southaven, Mississippi. Only six months there. It was a strange part of my life. I felt¬†adventurous¬†and bold. Didn’t last long there.


After that I moved to Texas. My younger brother was there and he asked me to come to Texas, so I did. It was the Ft. Worth, Lake Worth, Texas area. In my 18 -20 years in Texas I got married, divorced and lived from all points in Texas. From as far south as Victoria, to Graham in the north, to Lake Worth, to Ft. Worth, Waco, Nacogdoches, Mineral Wells, and ¬†probably a few I’ve forgotten about. My ex and I moved over 40 times in 13 years of marriage! That alone was grounds for divorce!


After I had to leave Texas, (my ex was a stalker) I moved to upper Wisconsin. Townsend to be exact. I think I enjoyed that the most. It’s a small town surrounded by forest and lakes. I loved it there. Right now that is where most of my family live. Including little brother. If I could go back and make a living, I would.


If you look close at the map, behind the hardware store, you’ll see a house on Nicolet Road just past Elm St., before the bend, that’s where my mom lives. It’s beautiful country, peaceful and serene. Unless you get on my mom’s bad side. haha!


After I stayed there for a while I moved to Alberta, Canada! Outside of Calgary. It reminds me so much of Texas (because of the cowboys and cows) and Wisconsin (the weather). I’ve lived here for awhile now. For the most part I don’t find it much different then the States. You have good, great, and bad people. Eh, it’s all the same.


So far that’s it! Never know about the future though. Hope you enjoyed the travel. Have a wonderful day and make sure those snacks are healthy! hahaha!