When people ask me, how did you end up in Minnesota of all places, I always laugh. It is quiet funny that we lived in a place where the sea serenaded us, where mountains were in our backyard and where a casual walk to the store was the norm. 19 years ago we moved to southern Minnesota where cornfields were to the right and left of our home and where the way of life was just a little bit different. Though I’d love to go into specifics into why my family moved here, I’ve decided to save it for a book that I’m determined to write one day. But one thing I do love to talk about is a question I get asked often, what was it like growing up in Minnesota?