In a city of strangers

Met new friends this weekend. Watched the rain. Explored several new coffee shops, one of which turned out to be a really creepy place. Got lost numerous times although the planning of this town is really simple. Was scared by too much rain on the freeway and must have slowed down the rest of the traffic. Experienced local nightlife and had some stereotypes shattered. Walked in the rain and took lots of pictures. Left muddy footprints on the carpet in the hallway. Stuck a political poster to the car. Took it off as it was obscuring the side view. Thought about putting it back on. Experienced a very unlikely outcome of winning a couple of games of pool. Read a book about writing. Went on a hike and saw striking sceneries at sunset. Danced for the first time in a long time. Decided to try vegetarianism and had tofu, soy milk and an overpriced vegan cookie… followed by a steak later that day. Climbed the house to take pictures of the roof, not sure why. Had an informal tour of the local school’s campus. Wrote. Talked the night away. Chased the neighbors’ dog out of the kitchen. Saw helicopters and tanks. Inhaled the rain. Had breakfast at 4 a.m. while listening to some good R&B and some funky 80s tunes.

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Feeling empty inside.
Missing “old” friends incredibly.
Missing that lifestyle.
Thinking of certain things that are better off left behind for good.
Trying to forget and move on.
Trying not to be too upset about still remembering.
Trying to figure out where I’m going.
Trying to find a way there.

Still listening to Chasing Pavements by Adele
Image credit: hungerartist

5 comments:

About Me said...

Artful blogger here - thank you for your comment...helps me to know that others appreciate my work. I enjoy yours as well...it resonates with me quite a lot. We must be cut from the same cloth...

Jules said...

Hey Artful, I'm so glad you could relate to my writing... And thanks for stopping by :)

LYDIA said...

New to SLC? How are things going so far?

LYDIA said...

Oh, and you're a very talented writer.

Jules said...

Hi Lydia, yes I am new here! Every day has been different, you know, ups and downs. But I tried to engage myself in as many activities as possible to stay busy and not miss the people I love. I don't have very many friends here yet, just a couple :( On a positive note, I think I finally stopped getting lost :)

Thank you for your kind words!

 
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