It’s been almost a year since I’ve graduated. Since then I found myself moving from DC to MD to NJ and finally CA. Each place bringing its own pros and cons, but I have to say living in Cali might be the best place for me. I’ve always found myself on the go, always traveling, never really staying in one place, never stagnant. It felt almost natural to move after college to another place, to another state.
In college as a National Director it was necessary to travel to seven other districts for our monthly meetings. These weekends were spent traveling and visiting other colleges across the eastern seaboard. It became natural to live and sleep on the road, pretty much anywhere, but what I have to admit was the people that made this experience for me one of the most memorable “duties” I’ve ever had to fulfill as an undergrad. If I was still on the East Coast right now I’d still be trying to live that life. Trying to visit all seven districts every other weekend, but sustaining that lifestyle would not have lasted.
I found my calling out here in California a place where I’ve always considered to be my future home and now I can. I guess what I’m really trying to say is I miss the people that were in my life a year ago. Knowing that I could travel to any district and crash at anyone’s place made me feel awesome having that many connections, quality connections with people; I truly miss that. What’s unfortunate is that as time passes those quality connections will not deteriorate but will slowly be put on pause. By pause I mean the next time I see anyone of those people it’ll be as if time never passed as if we were still traveling to meetings on the weekend joking one another, laughing, and crying. The East Coast has that comfort factor in knowing all that I know is within a day’s drive away from me whether I’m in DC, MD, or NJ.
California has made me step out of that comfort zone almost to the point where I’m walking the plank out to sea; as bad as that may sound, it’s actually an amazing experience. I’ve discovered much about myself, living on my own, gaining new responsibilities and moving forward into the next chapter of my life. I’ve lost some friends along the way, and gained new ones. For those quality friends I know I’ll never lose them they know who they are through thick and thin, near and far we’ll always be friends.
Now seeing all of my friends who are graduating kind of inspired me to write some random thoughts. I hope and wish the best for all of you. I hope you push yourselves and step out of your comfort zones! Never remain stagnant hope to improve yourself everyday and make those around you better. Strive to help others and the best investment you can make is in yourself. Sacrifices will need to be made in order to achieve greatness. This year has been a huge growing time for me and I’m trying my best to live and learn.
I’m really just an east coaster west coastin’.
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This is the most perfect thing in the world, if you don’t click the link, you’re just wrong.
This is beautiful. I would have rather seen this than rugrats.
Okay so this is a map of Panem..
Throughout all the books in my head it was just like this