I miss Virginia. I have always wondered why. Is it becuase I grew up there? From fifth grade to graduation? Is it becuase the best friends and memories of my childhood were made then? Is it becuase of the beauty of the green and the amount of plentiful trees and sparkling rivers and lakes?
Or is it the history?
Watching one of my favorite shows, Liberty’s Kids, I am amazed and nostalgic when the opening song plays. True, its a cartoon and can never do justice to reality, but the colonial culture in which it presents sparks something.
I never really enjoyed American history as much as world history or especially European history. But, after shadowing an American history teacher this semester, and watching the new History Channel series, America: the Story of Us, I realize, I do love the colonial history of America.
Maybe that is why I miss Virginia so much and wish to move back. Not only does the nature inspire me, but the history that brings it alive is what pulls me back: Jamestown, Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Yorktown, DC, civil war battle sites, etc. I love the history, I love how Virginia brings it alive. I want to immerse myself in it. And I will. I would love to move back to Virginia, move back to the beautiful, peaceful state that is in every way representative of America! History is my home!