When I went away to college I was so excited to get out of my hometown and see new places in the country. I grew up in a small town in the midwest and didn’t see anything besides fields of corn and small wooden buildings for my whole life. The winters would get brutal with tons of wind and below zero temperatures on a consistent basis. I spent many a winter curled up under a blanket either in front of the fireplace or the furnace vent. With the scholarship I earned I was moving to the south to go to school and live where it is always summer. For the first year I seriously thought about moving back home though. It was so hot compared to what I was used to dealing with that I found myself doing the same thing as back home except in front of the air conditioner instead of the furnace vent or fireplace. It was brutally hot and humid all the time. I would sweat within 60 seconds of walking outside my apartment. It took some time, but now I am fine in the summer heat. In fact, it is way better living here than it was at home. I highly doubt I will live anywhere that is cold like that ever again. I do not even need to use the air conditioner that much anymore and can get by with just a fan or two running on most days. Of course, there is that rare occasion when it gets past 100 degrees out that you need to use the air conditioner, but that is to be expected. We’re not lizards after all.