Anonymous asked: Yeah, you have good reasons for staying there. Money's a realistic factor, as well as knowing if you can go on without a support system. Plus your grandma. Makes sense. Dunno if I would feel completely comfortable moving out too. Try the northeast, especially in the fall! Can't guarantee the biking areas, sadly.
There are definitely some pretty places up that way! I have a personal draw to Pennsylvania. You should come off anon and educate me on your favourite spots. :)
Anonymous asked: Why do you stay in Texas-- why not move somewhere else?
It’s not that I don’t want to move, to be true! But there are a lot of reasons I’m still here. The biggest reason is I’m broke as a joke. A college education does that to you. I have a job RIGHT NOW, here in the Metroplex, and it pays above minimum wage. That’s great for being immediately out of college, and it’s helping me build a safety net to help myself be financially secure. I really want to be secure financially before I venture out.
I also like it here. It’s not perfect, and I would really like to move to Chicago, or Vancouver, or even out of country. But Fort Worth is a great city. There’s increasingly good bike culture, a lot of stuff to do, and a lot of accessibility to cool things. Besides, I am comfortable here, and the few real life friends I have are here. It’s hard to split with that comfort, at least for me.
Then there’s my family, particularly my grandma. She had a stroke awhile back, and is just… you know, she’s not the same anymore. And she’s very old. So I don’t really know how much longer she’s got, and she’s the one person who has definitively shown me nothing but love and compassion since birth. So it’s hard to walk away when it’s possible I may never see her again, even though seeing her makes me sad, like when she doesn’t recognize my face. :\
But as said, I’m definitely not opposed to leaving. I really want to. I think good things are waiting for me in other places. Where do you think I should go, anon? ;) Any suggestions?
If physical ailments were treated like mental illnesses.
This just had to fucking pop up on my dash, and it’s always fucking relevant so I have to reblog it.
Instantly crying at the sheer truth behind his image. This is so fucking beautiful.
And people wonder why I’m so fucking codependant.
This post explains it better than I ever could.