Where I’m Visiting From
“Where are you visiting from?”
While I’m traveling, it’s a common question people ask me. My usual answer is, “I’m visiting from the UK, but I grew up in California.”
Saying this so many times led me to tally how many times I’d relocated in my life.
First I counted up the number of childhood moves. I have little memory of my life with my birth mother—documents from a social worker indicate that we lived in a car and then in a slum apartment in the Westlake district of LA in the early nineties.