1. Phoenix, AZ
    My first home, but living there is like taking up residence in an oven, year-round.
  2. St. Paul, MN
    Macalester College. "You know it snows in Minnesota, right?"-- Everyone in AZ
  3. Berea, KY
    First post-college job, with CDC. The year that I literally lost my mind from crippling loneliness.
  4. Minneapolis, MN
    Filled with love and friends and snow.
  5. Bamako, Mali
    Butt sweat and confusion and sleeping on the roof with goats.
  6. Philadelphia, PA
    Boyfriend is in grad school, so I came along for the ride. Many cheesesteaks.