It boggles my mind that I've been here in Lexington for 10 years. It really doesn't seem like it was that long ago. So much has happened. We bought our first house, got married, I FINALLY graduated from college, we had Ruby. I've traveled to New Orleans, Mexico, Hawaii, Florida, Boston, and Italy. I have made a ton of friends, some whom I love dearly, and met so many really cool people.
As far as art goes there are so many programs and opportunities for artist available here that I've been able to take advantage of. While I was in school in Minneapolis I was pursuing a degree in psychology-so if I hadn't moved to Kentucky I might not even be making art! the art world weeps, I know. Sorry, feelin' a little sarcastic at the moment, it's 3am.
It's hard to explain why, even though there are so many great things going on here in Lexington, I can't just let go of the desire to move back home to Minnesota. Back to a state that voted for Obama, that is probably years closer than legalizing gay marriage than KY will ever be, back to the land of Target, Byerly's, The Walker, Uptown, and of a bajillion lakes. Not that Minnesota doesn't have its own issues *cough*Michelle Bachmann*cough* but whatever. I'm still proud to be a Minnesotan despite having been gone so long.