This is my half of a dual series with Fernando Cabrera-Gonzalez. This is a personal account of growing up in Arizona, a place I hated living in growing up. I thought of how your environment takes a real effect on your spirit. Personally I spent a lot of time alone, I feel that the suburban purgatory of Phoenix can be lonely for everyone. Either through physical space, social issues, political issues, etc. This is my personal outlook on how I have grown up here.