My Name is Madison. I was born on February 12, 1974 in a small Air Force hospital in Hashimara, located in West Bengal India. My Air Force father was stationed nearby and I spent the next 18 years of my life all over India, the United States, and the U.K. I had the pleasure of attending 9 schools to complete 12 years of schooling. I started my education in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. When I was in 7th grade, my father was assigned to Eglin and I spent the next 6 years going to school in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
The kids were all very nice to me even though I spoke with a slight accent from being educated in India during the early years of my life. Although occasionally I sensed some prejudices, I looked like an American and I had little difficulty adjusting. I found school to be much easier in Florida than in India. I was so surprised how little homework the kids got compared to the 4+ hours of homework assigned to me every day when I was in India.
When I was in 11th grade, my father was relocated to
RAF Lakenheath, (in the UK). Rather than moving, I stayed in Florida
and lived with a friend my senior year of High School and graduated
4th in my class. During high school, I held several part time jobs
including working at fast food restaurants and waiting tables.