For someone who used to be petrified of change, I could not be more calm about my upcoming uprooting. Seattle has been in the back of my mind for months, but now it is roaring towards me like a freight train. This freight train isn't going to hit me, though; it's going to scoop me up and show me something new.
The most important life lesson I have learned thus far is to avoid getting stuck in my own perspective. I get lazy sometimes, but what I really want is to keep soaking up information and stories that make me see the myself and my surroundings in a different light. Challenging yourself is made possible by constantly developing your perspective. This happened by default when I was in school, but now it is necessary to take the initiative.
So, here I go.
Across the country.
Way across the country.
Roots. Who needs them?
Well... me. But not right now.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
"and if we're too poor to go out we can have shitty wine in our apartment.
and if we're too poor to pay rent, we can live in my parents basement and pay them in housecleaning.
and if ALL else fails, we can prostitute ourselves as a duo.
because you know i would never let you do that alone.
we're gonna have the best time.
and have adventures.
and when we're old, we're gonna tell our grandkids about the time you moved across the country just because you needed a change of scenery.
and how it was the start of the rest of your life."