I can honestly say my "fears" of the Midwest have more than dissipated. Simply the most humble and kind people that I've ever met live in this state. Indianapolis is just an expansion of the Midwest Philosophy just a bigger city.
I thought there would be nothing to do. Almost every weekend there is a convention or some big event. This weekend was "BaconFest2017" and it was everything you think it is. The smell when you walk in was like a wall of heaven. So much Bacon so little stomach space. Then we went to Punch Bowl Social, where there are games, bowling, darts and even karaoke. That's just one weekend.
I knew I was in trouble when I met my Fiance and her son. They are truly my long lost family and I couldn't be who I am today without them. Simple things in life are the most important. A trip to the indoor pool on a weeknight with my 5 year old buddy. Or a cooked dinner at home to save money for the wedding. Family=Life and here in the Midwest it's easier than ever.
Gas is low, the housing market is moving in the right direction and the school systems are amazing, The hospitals are top notch for when we have a child, and on top of all that traveling is super easy. The airport is literally the best Mid-sized market airport in the country. We can get basically anywhere in the in 3.5 hours.
On the east coast there is so much... almost too much. People who come visit me here say the lifestyle is "too slow", but that's what makes Hoosier Hospitality work. They take their time and put emphasis on "Quality" not "Quantity". Everything on the east is Go Go Go! and here its just slow. It took me some time to adjust but since I've accepted the lifestyle I am much calmer and also less stressed (Although my deadline driven job doesn't help lol )
Lastly the godliness I see on a weekly basis is humbling. I once thought of myself as "god fearing" but after coming to Indianapolis, I realize I have more work to do. My fiance an I are both Catholic but we also go to Bible study at a Christian church every week. Life is good when you give it up to God and let him take over your life. He has a plan and for me it was to bring me to the Midwest to find the love of my life and start a family. Praise the lord!