3 observations since arriving
1. I have absolutely no idea what to do with my free time or as a 'free' individual.
Since moving up here and starting my own life, my own script, I feel a bit lost. I guess I've been living according to so many rules for so long that I became a bit institutionalized. Now that I'm out here on the edge it's a weird, loose feeling. A bit too loose at times.
2. For some strange reason, I've been here before.
There have been three major moves in my life and every time I have discovered that my new address isn't really that new to me. After my first move to college I found a diner that I used to go to with a high school club. Then, when my parents moved south, I realised that they settled in a development one block away from a girl I just started dating, I had no idea they were even looking there. Now I'm in the Hudson River Valley and there is a town 2 min north of here that I've been to before because we have family close by.
In each instance, I remember visiting these places for the first time and thinking, gee this is new for me. I wonder what it's like around here. Now I know. And it freaks me out a bit.
3. My sense of time and distance is completely distorted.
Maybe it's the lack of conjestion, but I think it will only take me 2 min to get anywhere up here. Food store: 2 min, Over the bridge to the bookstore: 2 min, Yoga studio: 2 min. They're not all near one another (one's across the fuckin river) but I still think it will only take me 2 min. And I kinda like it.