Have you seen this 1983 coming-of-age/sports classic? I’m not a sports person, but I identified with Stef (Tom Cruise).
I grew up in a Midwestern town, not really like Ampipe, but enough so that I understood Stef’s plight. I didn’t really want to “get out” like a Springstein song or anything. I was just curious what I could discover and achieve outside the comfort zone of everything I knew.
The older I get, the more I realize it’s not so much about where you are, it’s how you invest your time. But time became a lot easier to manage away from safety and comforting distractions.
I’m still in love with the Midwest. It’s really where my heart is. But that’s a subject for another post.