I have lived in California my entire life and Oakland for the past eight years. With this has come deep and meaningful place-based political and social relationships, and, at the same time, it has afforded me these very sensitive California bones that are easily confused by actual seasons. I'm working this.
I tend to take life pretty seriously which often means investing hardcore in the things I care most about: reconstructing relationships with my family // healing trauma with individuals and collectives so that we're more effective in social change work // organizing group outings to Oakland Contra Dancing nights // trying to consciously bring some color and vibrancy into my wardrobe and food // vying for laser tag parties whenever the moment calls for it. And even if it doesnt.