Christmas, and Other Recent Events

It’s the middle of the night as I write this. I’m feeling thoughtful. Let’s get caught up.

So we’ve been here about a month now, down on the south coast in a new city, approximately 200 miles away from where I grew up. So far things are going kind of great.

I still need to get outside more and familiarise myself with the area properly. But by exploring and general day-to-day wanderings I’m starting to get a feel for it and it’s feeling like home. The best part though? The beach.

I love the sea. I can’t tell you what it is about it, but I find the ocean incredibly soothing. A few weeks ago I decided to just wander around the beach for about an hour, alone. It was one of the most relaxing things I’ve done in months.

The banner for this blog is currently a photo I took that day. It was a little chilly and cloudy, but that did nothing to dampen my mood. I was completely at peace, just wandering along by the sea.

 

Meanwhile, living with friends has been especially great.

I’m incredibly thankful things have worked out as well as they have,  I’ve been feeling somewhat along the lines of: “Finally, something has gone right!”

After years of metaphorical sleep walking, going through life numb and letting time pass me by, it feels great to be somewhere I really want to be, and around people I really like being around. Especially after a year that had a few very rough months in it and a lot of indecision.

The future is still intimidating, but I feel like it’s going to be worth it. I feel like I have a goal that’s actually achievable and that I’ve actually made some progress towards it.

Essentially, I’ve still got a lot of work ahead of me I’m sure, but my everyday life just feels so much more authentic than it’s been recently. Read More

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