I really felt like an outsider when I lived in Illinois for two years. It was in the Northern Chicago area. I wasn’t really used to the big city and I didn’t really enjoy it much. Almost everyone was into being “ghetto,” and I just felt like being a normal kid. The school was actually pretty nice with good staff. I remember it being very boring, however without very many interesting activities. I ended up just hanging out with a lot of the kids, even though we shared a lot of differences. I really felt like a wasn’t a citizen of Illinois, however.