So, let’s REALLY do this! I’ve been thinking frequently about the pros and cons of blogging again, but moreover, I actually WANT to blog again, so I will try.
Tomorrow marks three weeks in the new house. Things are settling into a routine as time goes on. I pass by the old apartment on the way home via the bus, and have the Charles River Park slogan in my mind: “If you lived here, you’d be home now!” – but I’m glad to be where I am now. It’s also testing my physical endurance in ways that my old place did not. I have to walk up a very steep hill to get home, which is almost a 45 degree angle in parts. It’s fun to walk down and a valiant effort to come back up. The first time I did it, I felt sore for three days afterward… but now that I’ve done it again, it doesn’t feel so bad. It’s also a plus to my gas mileage, which has suffered as a result of this steep hill, at least until I find the perfect way to drive down the hill with moderate usage of brakes. Right now I am trying a different tactic each time, and seeing what may work, and if there’s an ideal method.
School continues and feels refreshed. This semester we are exploring Family Therapies and Individual Therapies, while some explore Cross Cultural therapies and others explore the law and ethics of therapeutic work. I feel revived to be part of the community. At the same time I don’t hold too much attachment to the process and take pleasure in the different aspects of my Bay Area life. This also includes continuing work with The Theatre Company, which remains charmingly endearing, though not without challenges at times.
That’s enough for now – another thing to note is how the internet promotes a short attention span, at least in my mind. The hill is having an intense windstorm tonight making it feel like we are right on a bluff.