In about 42 hours or so we will be on our way to Wilmington, and I am so freaking excited. We’ve had quite a memorable time here in Myrtle Beach living with our friend, but it is time to roll out. We don’t have a house secured in Wilmington yet, but thanks to an amazing friend that we met via Couchsurfing (we live in a wonderful time y’all) we have a place to sleep for a few weeks while we shop around. This is the first time my partner and I are going to truly be living in a house and city of our own choosing, and I feel like a child waiting for Christmas morning. So. Fucking. Excited.
So, what am I excited for? Many things. Here is an incomplete list:
- A backyard that I can sunbathe nude in, have a fire pit, meditate, put up a swing, and practice fire dancing (maybe poi instead of staff?), compost, and a vegetable garden
- A kitchen where I can experiment with food
- Storage space for bulk food items to save money, extra bikes for guests, and to build up some Playa gear for Burning Man and festivals
- A spare bedroom for our friends to visit and to return the love we received from strangers on Couchsurfing and Warmshowers
- An office area to work, create art, write, read, and brew beer
- A master bedroom to sleep in, have foursomes, and get kinky in
- A living area to host parties in (dinner, MDMA, brunch, board games and/or D&D, New Years, etc)
- A city where I can get back into yoga (and get into acroyoga), bike to the beach, volunteer with organizations I care about, go to festivals and events, make friends that I won’t need to leave after a year, take classes, get into therapy, and is centrally located to visit Charleston, Savannah, Richmond, and Asheville
What it really comes down to, is this is a new chapter that is so wildly different from the last two years of my life (and my relationship with my partner). It is a new adventure with new challenges and new rewards. I’m just excited. I feel in control of my life in a way that I haven’t really ever felt. Since joining the Army I haven’t really lived in one place for more than a year or two at a time, there was no opportunity for community or the growth that requires deep roots. I wouldn’t change my past at all, it brought me to my present (which is awesome) and opened the door for the future.
I hope everyone reading this blog comes and visits us someday. Seriously. Our door is open for you.