A love for the state of Florida and the people who live in it.
I was born here, in Orlando. When I left I vowed never to return. Seriously, what more could there be to Orlando? I found myself home again (accidentally on purpose) after living in New York City, Atlanta, Poland, and Japan and I just knew I would hate it here. I was convinced that Florida was boring.
I WAS so WRONG.
Florida is wonderful.
I'm proud to be a native Floridian and count myself among the many scrappy upstarts who create the future in spite of sandy soil and hurricanes and mosquito wars and a humid heat that is unlike any other.
Are you ready to be a tourist with me?