03/05/2012 11:44 pm ET Updated Mar 07, 2012

When Did You Know D.C. Was Home? We Want To Know! (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

When did you know that D.C. was home?

At The Huffington Post, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate. It's called "The Moment I Knew," a user-submitted video series where readers tell the stories of life-changing moments they've experienced.

Each section of HuffPost has chosen a different theme -- whether it was the moment you knew you were in love, the moment you knew your marriage was over, the moment you knew you loved college or the moment you knew you were broke. You can also tell us about any other life-defining moment you'd like to share. The possibilities are endless!

Here on HuffPost D.C. we're suggesting you finish this phrase: "The moment I knew D.C. was home ..."

D.C. is reputedly a city of transients. True, some of our more bold-named residents leave after two -- or four, or six -- years.

But a lot of us are proud D.C. natives. Others came intending to stay for a spell but, despite astronomical housing prices and interminable commutes, fell in love with the city's history, its culture, its unique professional opportunities. Or maybe you never got past the commutes and the housing prices -- maybe you realized at some point that you were staying anyway because of your spouse, or your kids, or your friends, or because it would just be too hard to leave, given all the traffic.

Whatever your story is, be it funny, touching, inspiring, or strange, we want to hear it!

It's really easy to contribute. You can create your video using YouTube or Vimeo and send the link/URL of the video to themomentiknew@huffingtonpost.com. If you create your video using your laptop or mobile phone and have a video file, please attach the file in an email to themomentiknew@huffingtonpost.com. Your video submission is subject to our User Terms. Please make sure to include your full name with your video submission. Each video should be 30-60 seconds long, and should feature only you, speaking right into the camera telling your story. Please start your story with the words "The moment I knew ..."

We can't wait to hear your stories. If you have any questions, please email themomentiknew@huffingtonpost.com.