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Day “I’m done!!!!!”

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Well Mom, that’s a year in my life in a nutshell, actually a pretty exacting nutshell. I hope that makes up for the years of wondering what I have been up to. Although it seems like it was a pretty exotic trip this last year, in actuality it does represent what my last fifteen years of so have been like. I would move to a new town, with everything in tow, having no plan except that I would be busy for the next six months to a year so I had to get as much resolved in those first twenty-four hours. Even then I would get out of my car or plane and just sort of stand there in bewilderment in how lost I was, at that moment, not having a clue where anything was, where to go, or how things worked. Once I recovered from the “lost” shock, it was grab a paper, scour through the classifieds, ask people where good neighborhoods and bad neighborhoods were, and then off I went. After usually choosing the first place I found, it would be drop off my stuff and learn as much as possible about what was around and how things worked. After that it was 90 percent work of course, but I would make friends and relationships, come up with some hobby to absorb my few hours of free time a week, and get on with life. When the time would come, I would fill up my two garbage bags full of stuff (one of my quick packing tricks), at first it was goodby’s and “I’ll keep in touch,” but after the first couple of moves I knew that I couldn’t keep moving forward with the attachments that I made, so that changed to “Nice meeting you, I won’t lie to you and tell you that I will keep in touch, but I hope you understand,” and I would be gone.
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