August 26./

After class this morning, I went for a quick drive to Gulfport to grab some food and get hotel supplies. With the rigamarole of moving, I wasn’t paying attention to how long I’d be in a hotel. By the time this course is done and I’ve moved to Pensacola, I’ll have been in hotels forContinue reading “August 26./”

August 21./

As I drove home from the grocer, “City Lights” played through my car speakers. Wind whipped through the open windows and filled the song with a cool static. The car seemed to drive itself. My hand gently stretched out grabbed at nothing. To the left, a truck creeped by and added an ugly rumble. ItsContinue reading “August 21./”

August 18./

Day two of class! Everything goes smooth. Glad to have busted out the headphones. I feel more like myself listening to music. I know that I’m talking into the void but if anyone wants to talk music, I’m always down. I randomly found this indie running playlist and it’s actually good. Indie music became allContinue reading “August 18./”

August 17./

First day of class is finished! With how busy I’ve been planning this move, I haven’t really spent time meeting new people. It was pretty cool to meet others from around the country – even if it was only online. Not much else to report. I’ve been listening to post-punk today for the first timeContinue reading “August 17./”

August 14./

Sitting at the HNL airport, it’s finally starting to dawn on me that I’m leaving. I’ve been go go go for so long preparing for the move that I haven’t really felt sad about moving. Today I drove the North shore coast to Kaneohe. The weather has been perfect and my entire left side ofContinue reading “August 14./”

August 13./

It’s strange – today was my last full day living in Hawaii. It’s been five years since I arrived. I’ve thought about what to write tonight but I keep coming up short. There isn’t a way to capture this much of my life in an eloquent post. I’ll write what I can. When I arrived,Continue reading “August 13./”

August 10./

It’s strange that in a few days, I’ll no longer live in Hawaii. This place has become my home. I remember the way the island smelled when I first stepped off the plane. The air was thick and it smelled like the ocean. It was almost exactly five years ago. Now I sit in myContinue reading “August 10./”