Just a thought

At this point, I have lived just a short while longer outside of my parents’ home than in it. Of course, that word, “home,” doesn’t mean the same thing to me as it does to many others; a series of moves meant that I lived in five different towns in four states before I left for college. Since then, I have moved twelve times, not including a couple temporary situations of a month or less each. Tomorrow begins the thirteenth move of my adult life.

I’m pretty good at moving these days; it’s rarely easy, but I don’t usually let the stress get to me. In fact, I have thought of myself as pretty nomadic, since I generally preferred not to stay in one place for more than a few years anyway. Twice now I’ve moved halfway across the country, and since landing in California I’m starting to feel a little less nomadic. I don’t know if it’s because I’m starting to get old (okay, maybe not old, but not so young anymore). Maybe I love southern California and its weather so very much. Probably it’s a little of both, and more. But I find myself thinking that I may stay here. I mean, really stay here. If I can afford to stay after I graduate, that is.

Now, I’m not talking about “settling down,” which is still way out of the range of my temperament. And really it’s way too soon to be making any sort of judgements; I haven’t even lived in the Golden State a full year yet. But I really have been feeling like a little of the familiar restlessness is, just maybe, finally getting some rest.

Oh goodness, I hope that doesn’t mean I’m starting to grow up. I’m not sure I’m okay with even thinking that particular thought.

Song of the Moment: Theme from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Jerry Goldsmith

2 Responses to “Just a thought”

  1. Heheh. If you’re not even thinking that particular thought, then rest assured, you haven’t grown up yet. All joking aside, you have an affinity for the place and its environment in the time you have lived there. It suits you. Of course you’d have those feelings.

    Nearly nine months have passed since you’ve written this blog. How do you feel about Southern Cali now? About the same, or did that restlessness get more rest?

  2. Bola C. King Says:

    Good question. I’m still totally digging it here. I can now say that I don’t want to leave – in fact, I’ll do as much as I can to stay. And it doesn’t hurt that I’ve found someone special who makes staying in SoCal even more attractive.

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