Honestly, the area in which I have resided has always scared me. I do not always feel safe when I am home alone. Although, with this said, I strongly believe that your attitude shapes the exprience. I live with my brother, and my mom, and I love them both so dearly! If I could choose to go back in time, and never live here I truly do not know if I would change anything. It has shaped me into the person I am today. I am sure that there are a million places that are so much better than Apple Valley, and i plan to find somewhere better when I move out, go to school, and start my life. One thing is for sure, I would not change a thing from the past.