the time of year for transitions.

March, 2013.

A move from the small town I grew up in to a new city two hours away where I knew just one person, and only a little bit.

A move from a job I'd kept past college that I was trying desperately to get out of.

A move to a new job that paid almost double, that allowed for long walks outside and freedom.

A move from my childhood home to an apartment on the West Side with two strangers from Craigslist.

A move to everything new.

 

March, 2013.

 March, 2013.

March, 2016.

A move from this new city I'd called home for the last three years.

A move from my stable job at an Ivy League University, a solid relationship with a really great guy, a third-floor apartment with big sunny windows and old wooden floors, a community of dear friends.

A move to the other side of the globe, by myself, where I didn't know a single person.

A move from all my belongings in the world to a single backpack and two simple suitcases.

A move that would contain so many other moves.
 

 

March, 2016.

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March, 2018.

A move back to the other side of the globe.

A move that would leave behind all conceived notions of adulthood and 30 and stability and societal expectations.

A move back to so much familiar and so much unknown, all at the same time.

A move that I am still understanding.

 

March, 2018.

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what is the weight on your life. look for it. and when you find it. the thing that is resting on top of you. grieve it. and let it go. - nayyirah waheed