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.
I’m gonna be one of your first visitors. I’m so happy for you two and I can’t wait to see you and what you pick out!!
Yay! I can’t wait for you to come visit. I miss you and am so freaking excited!