I am a commuter from the University of Kentucky. I work as a software developer and recently moved to a city that I was born in. It’s a change in pace, as I am used to seeing people and things for the first time every day, and I’m not as used to being at home.
In my new city, there are two major things I noticed. First, I noticed that even though I am a software developer I still have a strong social identity that is defined by my university affiliation. Second, I noticed how much my city changed around me. It was like I was a kid again. My friends were all in college, and I was no longer that kid who had to be around his parents, and the ones who were in high school.
That’s because my parents died when I was in high school, and now I have to adapt to this new place. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but it’s pretty much a constant reminder that you can’t really let go of your past. I’m very lucky that I had so many good friends from high school, and I’m glad I have a good network of friends to lean on for support.