Such a simple question, but one that doesn't necessarily have a simple answer.
Whenever someone asks me where I'm from and I feel like giving a detailed answer it goes something like "Weeellllll, I was born in West Palm Beach Florida. But I didn't live there very long, we moved to the Virgin Islands when I was just a few weeks old. Then Back to Florida. Oh and then we moved to South Carolina. But I don't remember any of that. We moved to Sweden when I was three and lived there till 4th grade. Oh except for the year (ish) in the middle that we spent in Bali, Indonesia when I was 8. From 4th grade to college I lived in a small town in Iowa. And now here we are in Denver and have been here since Jasper was a newborn. Oh except for the 7 months we studied abroad as a family back in Sweden.
But my typical answer I give when someone asks if I'm from Colorado, I'll usually reply "Nope we moved here from Iowa. But I originally grew up in Sweden." I don't know why really but I can't just reply (most of the time) and say "I'm from Iowa" because I never really felt like I was "from" there. Or that I 'grew up there' because I certainly did a lot of growing up in Sweden. I can't just erase the first half of my life and act like it didn't exist, which is what I would feel like I would be doing if I just said "I'm from Iowa."
Where are you from? I'd love to know! And do you count yourself from more than one place?