WARNING: The content of this post is NOT light-hearted and could contain triggers for some.
On a personal and collective level, 2017 is unlike anything we have ever seen before. There is literally no blueprint of the past to help us deal, cope and attack the events that are happening around us. We are left to make it up and strategize all of this as we go.
Recently, I was asked where I see myself in one year and in five years. One thing came to mind, I will be in Madison. Otherwise, I saw nothing at all.
After struggling with the feeling of displacement for four months, I’ve realized that following my heart means leaving the city and friends that I truly love so much.
Today marks my two year anniversary of returning to Charlotte and of living bike-centric in Charlotte. I’ve biked over 3,000 miles so far this year and nearly all of those miles are commuting to places that I need to be. The recent headlines about an aggressive driver have brought up a discussion that is very eye-opening…
As of this moment today, I don’t even know what in my life is worth caring, worrying and stressing about when this chance of violence is lurking all around us.
One memory can trigger a stream of old emotions connected to many buried memories of the forgotten past. I think it’s best that we leave those on the mat.
Over the past month, I have caught myself feeling anxious, annoyed and mad at myself for accumulating more things again. I have even felt spiteful towards friends of mine who suggest that I need to purchase more furniture or that I should buy a car.