I am one of those people who make it a point to meet people who live all over the United States. I have a Facebook friend who lives in Pensacola and she swears that it is the best place on Earth. The crazy thing is the fact that I have never heard of anything bad happening in that area until last month.
Apparently, a body was found in the water in that area and it took a while for it to be identified. That is one of those things that I hear about all of the time in other areas, but I never imagined it would happen in that particular area. When I talked to my friend about it, she seemed pretty weird about the fact that something like this happened not too far from where she lives.
The good thing is that she did not allow something like this to tarnish the way that she feels about the city that she lives in. There are too many people who get so spooked that they decide to move someplace else after one thing happens. This is something that could happen anywhere, regardless of what part of the world it is, so people should not allow this to stop them from living their lives to the fullest.
I am from a place where things like this are a bit more common, but I love my city and there is no way I will let anything change that. I could be one who turns my back in the hopes of finding a place that is safer, but the reality of the matter is that I would be very uncomfortable since this is the only home that I know and it is a part of who I am.