I started kayaking in Wisconsin of all places, because this is where I am from. I then moved to San Diego and took on kayak surfing along with heading to the Kern River when water was available. I then made the move to Asheville, NC and have been hooked on this sport since my Wisconsin days.
With whatever it is that you do, do it because you love it, not because society tells you should or for other outside factors. Don't simply exist, live!