I’ve lived just outside of Baltimore, MD my whole life. As a child, I never frequented the city unless it was to visit the prairie dogs at the Zoo or pay testament to Barney on Ice. Once I grew up a tad and figured out how to properly work the light rail, I could really begin to appreciate the beauty of the city and everything Baltimore had to offer (my Super Bowl-winning Ravens). I fell in love.
I don’t consider myself a city girl by any means, but there’s just something about Baltimore that pulls on my heart strings and makes me feel like I’m comfortably at home but also capable of discovering untold adventures. Everything that Baltimore offers is dear to me and I am so grateful that I’ve grown up next to such a prominent and delightful town.
I think Tracey does a pretty good job of describing Charm City:
In Baltimore, I’ve:
Played Bingo in Ravens stadium.
Celebrated my anniversary on the Inner Harbor.
Gotten an internship with a premier medical center.
Tolerated my brother at baseball games.
Bonded with my Dad on the 20 yard line.
Relived my childhood with my Mom.
And created memories that are bound to last a lifetime.
We all have that one special place around where we grew up that just calls to us, and for me, that’s Baltimore. I hope that one day I can find some way to give back to the city I love. For right now, I’m content to just reflect on all the wonderful experiences it’s lent me and continue planning for more memorable times.