still minus a few things from DC that I miss.
I'm basically a nerd with an outdoorsy streak who still doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. I'm considering Colorado while applying to jobs pseudo-everywhere, playing outside, and reading a whole hell of a lot. Eating a diet that will likely annoy you if you think bacon is tops and the organic locavore is some kind of ancient creature. I recycle, I compost, I complain about the EPA, I have an IV in my arm that streams a steady influx of NPR into my veins.
It's recently occurred to me that the reason my more stable friends don't kick up a fuss about staying in one place is because the gains of permanence must be at least equal to those of perpetual non-commitment, re: past 3 years spent meandering across fields and locations, and now missing places and friends.
It is empowering to ingratiate yourself with new sets of people and to like them! You realize people can be generous, and kind, and interesting and very entertaining. And you begin to put up with less bullshit, and be better in relationships yourself. Unless you get mugged. I'm not sure what happens then.
I used to think I was liberal, but now I think I'm really more dem, because I'm not a conspiracy theorist-- or a moral relativist. In my view, people give a shit about the world and the people in it, or they don't. Ultimately, I'm going to have to end up with someone who does, so if you don't, do us both a favor and keep on keepin' on.