One experience of culture shock is moving to a new unknown place in which uncertainty lingers for months. Growing up in Hawaii, I moved at 19 to Seattle, WA. 36 Now an what I found and still find unexpected is the cold temperatures and the distance from a real beach. The two things that I have come to enjoy as a youth is absent in my adulthood. Feels sort of like I lost a part of me or left there on that tiny rock.