My name is Stacy Gittleman, but people who knew me from college call me Scoop. I am a freelance writer, and most of all a mom of three.
For the past 13 years, I’ve lived in a place I never dreamed (or heard of really) which has turned out to be New York State’s best kept secret: Rochester. It is a little city with big cultural and community offerings surrounded by suburbia, lots of farmland, parks, trails — and the historic Erie Canal waterway system.
I grew up in New York City, big, crowded, the center of the Universe.
For the sake of my husband’s career (he knows, it’s all his fault), I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, New Jersey, and then, went kicking and screaming to that Western New York city of Rochester which turned out all right in the end.
For nearly four years, I was a contributing columnist for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. I loved writing my column because it made people happy. I wrote about people and organizations doing good things for their community.
Now, I’ve been transplanted again – to Detroit.
I’m looking to create a column based on the stories of transplants, particularly to the Detroit Metro Area.
Are you a transplant? How long did it take you before you felt settled in your new town? What was your biggest adjustment? Or, will you always feel like you belong back where you are “from?” Tell me your story and you can guest blog for me!
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