I listen to WNYC everyday. Besides getting the news in English, I enjoy hearing the weather and what trains aren’t running on schedule.
One of today’s stories was New Jersey getting a new governor. New Jersey state news feels so familiar but also foreign.
When people ask, “Where in America are you from?”, I hesitate. I’m fairly certain they’re wanting to know where we moved to Freiburg from, but I don’t give them that answer. I usually respond, “I grew up in Nebraska, but my kids are from New Jersey.”
I don’t want to misrepresent myself as a Jersey girl. I do know how to pump my own gas. Nebraska and New Jersey are such different places, but, now, on governor #3, I feel at home in both.