I was reflecting this week on the fact that it’s been almost an entire year since I moved back to the States. Stability is hard for me; it always has been. Once I’m in a place for a few months I inevitably start thinking of where to go next. Even in places I’ve lived for more than a year, like Seattle and Thailand, I’ve broken up those stays with trips to other countries. And now I’ve been in the US for 11 months.
I was beginning to feel that my life was becoming very normal. Maybe too normal. I had a relatively stable job, home, relationship, and routine, and was feeling like a regular American. It was kind of nice and kind of infuriating. I have love-hate relationship with normal. Good thing it doesn’t stick around very long.
I got a new writing gig, which I’ve been continuing to do on my off hours. It’s given me enough money to pay off my debt from getting sick and book a ticket back to see my people in Seattle.
Just this week I got an offer to do a press trip to Guyana in July. Which I am super pumped about and 100% unprepared for. Something about wrangling crocodiles in the Amazon. Maybe. And survival training in the jungle. For being one of the least adventurous people I know, I sure seem to do a lot of adventuring. At least it keeps things interesting.
Anyway. Good things in the future, it seems. For now, work is good. What I don’t make in a livable wage I make up for in free snacks and soda water. Also got a free t-shirt this week, so can’t complain.
My friend/truest love/birthday twin Bridget is coming this week from Thailand, which I couldn’t be more excited about. She’s the best. My goal is to move all my friends to San Diego, starting with getting them to visit. I’m off to a good start.
That’s the gist of what’s been going on here lately. California doesn’t quite feel like home yet, but it certainly feels like a good place to be. Oh also, we got a cat. Her name is Gucci and she’s kind of a monster but also kind of cute.
Here’s a photo of me and Derek at a wedding this past weekend. Our third wedding in three years. And no, we’re not dating. Even though we’re cute as hell. I just make a good wedding date ❤️