I have lived on 3 continents in my life: North America (obviously), Europe (Holland), and Asia (Thailand). I've spent most of my life in the Midwest in Kansas City area, and Ames where I went to school. I spent a little time for an exchange program in the city of Delft in Holland, where I studied wind energy and sustainable development. Thailand is where I spent a lot of time growing up, off and on during the summers as a child made for a very diverse atmosphere. In Kansas City I came from a farm family, that put me through a lot of field work, and in Thailand I came from a very high class family that made me feel like near royalty. It really makes you put things into perspective. I love the way I grew up, and I'm not sure if I would do much different.
Update: I've recently come to the conclusion that owning a house is not really my thing. So I put it up on the market, packed up all my stuff and moved to Chicago!
Update part deux: I love living in Chicago! Its a fantastic city with adventures around every corner and every evening.