Ups and down of Humboldt County
Living here has been such an interesting past few weeks. I have met some incredible persons and been surrounded by some breathtaking beauty and it feels good to be living as an adult, thinking about budgeting and making every meal for myself.
My web here is small though, and I don’t have the sometimes not so great sometimes fantastic distraction of the internet to distract me from the many nights when I am alone. I have been reading a lot— I’ve finished 5 books since my arrival here, but in times when I can’t focus on a book, I find myself transported back into yesteryear, thinking about AmeriCorps and the sense of purpose and community that existed in my day-to-day.
I am very happy to have made this move, but I had a strange bout of anxiety this morning that was hard to shake. I spent quite a portion of my night last night untangling yarn. I think I forgot to bring a crochet hook with me to Arcata. Hm.
I look forward to the onset of school.
I might visit Manteca tomorrow.