I’m moving to Minneapolis tomorrow.
That’s right. After a year of substitute teaching, freelance writing, and kicking my stories around on the editorial floor, I’ve decided to take charge of my life in a way unlike I’ve done before.
Sure i’ve gone across the country before. Going to Luther College was a big deal for a teenage boy from the Californian inland. Malta and the Mediterranean was also no short hop and skip from my residence hall either. Heck even driving to Denver was a new experience, since I made the trek with a borrowed car and more than a few cups of coffee. However, each of these was for something certain, something definite. Each time I made these trips, it was because I was looking for an education, or was selected to partake in a massive organization. This time, when I take off from the driveway, i’m going for something that has no end goal, except the one I choose myself.
I mean, that’s what being an adult is all about right? Making choices and sticking with the consequences come hell or high water? Doing something violently out of your comfort zone? Trying to better yourself by becoming more self-sufficient? I hope these are what it takes, because i’m charging ahead with a full tank of gas, my savings, and a burning desire to work in Publishing.
During my travels I’ll stop in many places, some familiar and some very much alien. By this time tomorrow I hope to be in Grand Junction, Colorado, a measly 12 and a half hour drive from my hometown in Indio, California. On the way i’ll drop my parents off, making them the last ones I see before setting off on my journey. In a way it’s thrilling, since I owe them so much. They’ve supported me through every decision i’ve made, even the ones that weren’t so properly thought out, and I couldn’t be more blessed.
So, before I get too sentimental, this is a prelude to my 7 Day Road Trip to Minneapolis Adulthood*. It’ll surely be a wonderful trip, fraught with danger, distance, and more than a few breathtaking moments. At least that’s what i’m hoping for.
May you all be well in your own personal journeys, wherever they are. If you wish to share them my comments are always open for you to enjoy. I like hearing stories, especially long winded ones, so don’t be afraid to share.
Until next time…
*Geez… the sentimentality strikes again. Oh well. Can’t help it.