Change

Days like today make me wonder if I’ve even changed at all in the past year. Tonight I went to the movies and saw The Monuments Men with my brother and his fiance. We went over to their new apartment and hung out for a few hours like we used to last May. Some things change, like the crowd around you, but sometimes the habits and the things that you do are so ingrained within you that you maintain them.

When I come back next time, will I be the same person? Will everyone else be the same? Minnesota won’t change but its people will. The music on the radio seems to be a mix between electronic and folk these days. More people are moving away from the emo/scene and dark looks. Where will everything be in three years? The rest of my life?

Do I want to come back to Minnesota in 3 years or will I just want to travel? Will I be able to afford traveling? These are all questions that run through my head constantly. I think I need to read Eckhard Tolle’s “The Power of Now” again before I get to caught up in everything.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday night!

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Day two was busy! I went through all of my old clothes, visited one of my old favorite teachers to catch up, learned how to cook mussels, just baked some cookies, saw my brother for the first time in 9 months and played racquetball with him for a couple hours. Very crazy but fulfilling day. The cookies turned out perfect and it’s just nice to relax for the first time in what seems like the past year.

Over the next few days I want to focus more on writing on here and the other blogs as well as exploring more! I want to explore Minneapolis and cook a bunch of new food while I have a kitchen! Maybe try taking some photos and stuffs.

All is well. All is so perfectly, damnably well!

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Home

I’m officially at my house back in Minneapolis! A long long day of travel but it’s been good to walk back into where I used to live. It doesn’t feel like it’s changed at all and it was incredibly easy to sink back into. I managed to get onto two early flights and make it home 5 hours early! I also managed to surprise my sister and she was really happy. Today was just a good day. I hope to get lots of sleep tonight and get over this horrible cough and cold. I’d write more but I have a splitting head ache and I’m in desperate need of a shower. Talk more tomorrow!
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Coming Home

I’m coming home,
I’m coming home,
Tell the World I’m coming home,
Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday.

Graduation went by in a flash and the past year has seemingly disappeared. Tomorrow I will go back to my old home and see all the things that I used to live with. My cat, the house, the friends I used to hang out with. It’s exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Change can be difficult because it means that you’re leaving something behind. That means all the favorable and unfavorable things. We have to make room for the new and sometimes that means leaving things behinds.

With this extra room in my life I hope to meet a lot of new people in Charleston. I really want to get out and explore the places. It will be the first time I really have some freedom and I can go out and do without worrying about anything.

Tonight I’m going to log back onto my Couchsurfing account and see what’s going on in Charleston. It would be amazing to meet some people out there and tour the city. If you’ve ever been or currently live there, shoot me a comment about what’s cool to do there.

The whole experience of school has been bittersweet. Some days it’s amazing to get out and meet a brand new crowd of people, but it’s also exhausting when you’re stuck with the same people. It’s a double-edged sword. As the months flew by, the crowd around me shifted as well. Perhaps this is just a macro view of life that I’m experiencing. People will always be coming and going.

When I’m home for the next two weeks I hope to get some time to relax and also start into some of the new projects I want to start. Hopefully it will be both restorative and productive. Anyways, I have to get up early tomorrow and it’s going to be a long day! I’ll write you all gain tomorrow with my experiences of getting home!

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