^Have you ever lived away from home?
Going to college in DC was quite an experience for me, being away from all I had known. For so many years, my sphere of familiarity was mostly confined to a group of several towns. Boom! 15 years later, I've lived in several cities, from the DC area to Cincinnati, Baton Rouge and now Boston.
I can't imagine not having lived in the DC area. I lived in the DC area for more than half of the past 15 years (I graduated high school 15 years ago). But when I first started college, it was an strange and new experience for me, living outside of New England for the first time, in a big city.