Living in Columbus, Mississippi has been such an interesting experience for me. I say “interesting,” because I cannot honestly say I enjoyed every minute of it. It was challenging at times. The culture is different. Things can feel too slow (everything closed on Sunday), but also too fast (fast food and chain restaurants everywhere). I learned much here over the past couple of years, traveling back and forth to this place. And I made some wonderful friends. Some people thought I was crazy to do this; I would do it again. This is America, real and raw.