Hard choice. I would pick two years. 1984 & 1995
Moved from Gary, Indiana (age 12) to Los Angeles, CA. The city was in a rapid decline. Family lost just about everything as the steel industry just about collapsed.
We did pretty well in Southern California. Went to much better schools in Pasadena, Ca and was a much better environment to come up in than Gary, Ind. Three different kids I knew growing in Gary were killed from just random acts of violence that’s all to common in Gary. No telling how I would have turned if we stayed in Gary.
Me and two other girls I was living with in college (C.S.U.N.) got stoned one night and decided we didn't want to live in Los Angeles anymore. We decided to move to San Francisco, Ca. I chose to transfer to San Francisco State University because Purdue University which I was accepted to
wouldn’t give a frikkin' penny in financial aid!
We packed all our stuff in a U-Haul truck and moved up with not much money.
It was a good choice because I was able to live in a great city while in school. There is lot's of opportunity here and I am doing something I like and I can maybe afford flight school if I can stay off of ebay
and do other things I like to do.
More importantly I m eet my current girlfriend in 1995 although we didn't start dating until 1998. Things are going great! I can’t complain.
This year really sucks so far even though I did get a chance to go to Cuba and go to my 10-year high school reunion.
I'll try to make 2002 much better.