I was born and raised outside of State College. By the time I was 21, I had decided that I had had enough of this town, so I moved to Washington, PA. I spent over five years living there (and a few months in deep south Texas) working in the oil field. Eventually I realized that I did not want to work my entire life away, so I went to technical school for commercial driving, and then moved back to the area. I took some time to enjoy being off work, starting a garden like I had wanted to for years, and finding my next career. I now have a solid job that I am going to retire from, and I am looking at buying a house.