yes, baltimore was my most preferred placement region, right above DC. i wanted to be close to my family and [then]boyfriend, or whatever. but, in a nutshell, i don’t really like living in baltimore. i mean, i live in a cool, quiet, safe, ~hip neighborhood, but i don’t know very many people in the city and i hate that i have to drive errwhere i need to go. also, i spend about half my time on the ~*~xtreme westside~*~ aka the serious hood, so obviously my judgments on bmore are different than if i just, like, lived in fells point and got drunk by the harbor every night. it’s not so much BALTIMORE itself i don’t like, as my current life situation. i like my house, i like living with my brother, i like how cheap it is to live here and everything, but i hate how unsafe i feel all the time. baltimore isn’t one of those cities where people who live here say, “oh, it’s not that unsafe!” because, oh, it IS that unsafe. even in hampden i feel uncomfortable sometimes. but i am also just kind of paranoid and afraid of all men, and i just miss living in new england a lot. like more than i ever thought i would. i would have liked to have deferred tfa a year and tried to get in on that new western mass placement region ish.