Columbus Day, 1994….this was the day I moved into my very first apartment at Applewood Acres in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania….I remember banging my head numerous times on the dining room chandelier each time I walked by until they brought in the dining room table, my downstairs neighbor bringing me a six pack to welcome me to the building, and the combination of feeling excited and intimidated by having my very own place for the first time.
It’s hard to believe that it’s literally been half of my lifetime since this day….this was before I knew some of the key people who would come into (and in some cases, leave) my life, and before I had any true concept of who I was or would become.
It’s easy to wonder how my life would be different had I not been transferred to Pennsylvania, but if this time and place in my life had not happened, I don’t think my life would be as complete…and if I could go back, I wouldn’t change a thing. You have to experience bad things in life to truly appreciate the good things, and who I am and where I am now are a direct result of my time in Clarks Summit….thank you, Applewood Acres. ❤️