Sunday, February 26, 2012


"This third planet in this solar system of this universe has hot regions where more tears than rain fall, and I am sorry. Sorry about all the tears I have caused to fall. Sorry that words cannot always explain. Not even when one uses one's hands to explain...


Things are starting to come together, a bit at a time. Hopefully they'll continue to fall into place, and as quickly as possible.

I've switched my bank and have my new address. I'm meeting people. I'm making plenty of acquaintances who I can easily see becoming friends in the weeks and months to come.

Relationships are strengthening. Stability feels as though it is forming, at least a little bit.

It all doesn't feel as scary as I thought it might. 

Link to the past

I missed you today. I wanted to do something about it. I wanted to sit down and think of you, and to remember.

Not doing that is a lot easier in theory than in practice.

...but I succeeded, at least for now.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Do you have a dream that has been with you for so long that you can't remember what it's like to be without it? Are there any things you've been hoping for for longer than you can keep track of, but that you're starting to give up on? Things you want more than anything, but that have been put off for so long that they're feeling unattainable.

kicking and screaming

Sometimes you just have to let it go.
No matter how much you wanted it.
No matter how perfect it was.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 
-Mark Twain

Brand New

I'm loving my new home. Everything is an adventure right now. It's all still so unknown and thrilling. I know as soon as a few more weeks pass and I start working somewhere, a routine will develop and things will seem relatively normal.
But still. This is what I have wanted for so long. 

I'm on my own (granted, I do know people here, obviously...but still. I'm over 2500 miles away from family and most of my friends). I'm going to be learning to rely only on myself. It's a big step. 

Honestly, I can't even begin to express how excited I am. 

Photo Credit: LunaDawnImages

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Permanent Vacation

How many of you have ever gone somewhere on vacation, and thought “I never want to leave,” and wished that you could simply make a new life in this place rather than returning to home, wherever that is? Everyone, I’m sure. I’ve had that thought countless times on vacation. The escape of the day-to-day troubles and stress of life easily has that effect on people.
Different from that, however, is a deeper feeling that a place could become home. Not everyone has had that experience when exploring a new locale. A feeling such as that makes leaving far more complicated. It can be brought about by a feeling of fitting in within a place, or a deep love and respect for a culture, or by knowing enough people in a city…I’m sure there are countless other ways as well.
I digress. The point of this post is that I have apparently just unintentionally stumbled into a permanent vacation.  Details behind the cut.