I’m a recent college graduate spending some time at home in Anchorage, Alaska after spending the past four years in New York. Through the years of studying creative writing, art history, and music I have also come to love many other aspects of life including crafts, photography, cooking, and cats to name a few.

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  1. Nina,

    How are you?

    I was trying to find your story about going from Tundra [Really? IN Anchorage? — πŸ™‚ ] to Times Square?

    I gotta think that going from the mega-city of Anchorage with 3 mega-malls to the quaint Burroughs of NYC must have been a culture shock ….


    Anyway, I looked around, and didn’t easily find your story, so I thought I would ask for your story.

    I will give you a QUICK overview of my pertinent story. My father grew up near Anchorage, and I got to visit one time. Beautiful and COLD!

    Hope to read more about you.

    PS, the friday I was there, the headline on the newspaper was “War hero killed by moose.”

    Only in Alaska!

    • Hey Wayne!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      It has taken me a while to get back to your comment, sorry about that, but I’ve been thinking about my story and what exactly that is. I guess in a nutshell I can say that I was born in Massachusetts but my family moved to Anchorage just after my first birthday. I grew up on the south side of town, innocently enduring winters that didn’t seem too harsh to me (just so used to all that tundra that’s in the middle of Anchorage, you know? πŸ˜‰ ), but traveling back to the East Coast every summer to visit extended family. All the time spent over the years in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and the surrounding area made me only more drawn to the East Coast when it came time to apply for college, hence how I ended up in New York.

      As for Times Square, that was a bit of a creative stretch on my part similar to Tundra for Alaska/Anchorage. While I did visit New York City quite often during my four years at college, I was actually located about 45 minutes outside the city via train and closer to the city of White Plains. Because of all the time I had spent on the East Coast were I was born, I didn’t have too much of an issue with culture shock. I was more so enjoying the beautiful fall colors we don’t get up here in AK, laughing when people said it was cold out at 40 degrees, and spending time visiting family I hadn’t got to see much of while living on the opposite side of the country.

      Some day I may actually put a full post up on the whole adventure, but for now that’s about all I’ve got! I’m back in Anchorage now, in mid-winter, and loving it. Although, it is a bit colder than I remember :). I hope you enjoyed your visit up here – it really is a beautiful place.

      Hope to see you around the blogoshpere!

      P.S. This past week a moose wandered into one of the hospitals here in town! Only in Alaska, indeed!

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