I'm originally from the Midwest, and had two options: stay and play football, or go to that city where the really big buildings are, called New York City. I chose the latter and even though a fire still burns when a football game is on, I don't regret a minute I've spent in this amazing city I call home.
I love learning, period. Whether it's from a book on a subject I normally wouldn't come across or from the deli owner around the block who's telling me about a specific cultural attribute from his country. I try to make it a point to help others whether it's setting aside time on the weekend to volunteer or helping someone new to the country find the right train to his new job.. Just enjoying and learning from the journey like everyone else.