Its been a busy 2 months here on the west coast. Just had Will in town from DC and Turkey was here from Seattle last weekend. Been spending a lot of time in The City and even more time driving around the Bay Area… or the hellacious suburb that passes for an urban area around here.
Everything is pretty much in place for the move back here in a couple weeks. We got an apt. rented in Lexington, shipping container booked, car shipment booked, travel plans set etc. Now I just need to get Liz to actually start packing up our meager world possessions and we can get on with this shit.
It feels like every other day I am excited about going home; the interweaving days I want to stay here. There are a lot of good things that I am going to miss about the bay area… the weather, the food, the good parts of work. Then there are things I am ready to get back too … the weather, the space, the good parts of being a student.
Its becoming more and more obvious to me that life is all about trade-offs. “What can you stand now” sorts of things. Most situations are not clear cut and wholesale better than others, they are matters of degrees. The important thing, I guess, is to find the ones you can deal with and go for it. For a while I thought coming to Cali was going to be wholesale better than being a student in KY, turns out I was wrong. I think one of these days I will find some situation that makes me happier than any other one I could possibly imagine. When I find it, I hope I have the ability to stick with it as long as possible.
Hopefully its not for a while though because the ride is fun as hell right now, no matter how much I complain.