I turned 35 today and said to myself “How did I get here?”. That question alone spawned many other questions and then memories of where I have been. I don’t think I am the ordinary 35 year old. Or at least I wasn’t the ordinary kid growing up in small town U.S.A. I have lived in 12 states and move 22 times in my life.
States Ken Villines has lived (in order):
- New Jersey
- Indiana (2 moves)*
- West Virginia
- Tennesee (2 moves)*
- Arkansas (3 moves)*
- Missouri (2 moves)*
- Connecticut (3 moves)*
- Massachusetts(3 moves)*
- * this total includes the original move to the state
While growing up my social skills had to adapt to fitting in very quickly. Children can be cruel especially to outsiders. I gained skills other people didn’t have and knew how to get people to like me. If I had a list of the people I have touched in my life it would probably fill a room. This is going to be the first entry in the Chronology of Ken Villines. I really need to find trace where I have been and where this life has taken me. Keep checking back if you are interested.