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The Loneliness of a Long Distance Exit

Two months left here. The loneliness has become less romantic and more of a stark reality. Sunday nights are when I feel it the most. A day for family, home cooked meals, lazily drinking wine, being with the boyfriend...makes me realize how important people are.

One of my favorite book quotes is the very last line of Catcher in the Rye,

"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody."


One of the only ways I've been able to survive here is by telling myself to take things one day at a time. By inflicting this upon my impatient brain, the time has managed to move by quickly. I realize I am not in the middle of a desert or stuck in Siberia, but I still feel isolated. I want to be adventurous, but you can't be adventurous in West Virginia alone. I look outside and try to think of what I could be doing and realize I have no one to go hiking with. I need a city. I crave Louisville. I want the freedom and safety of Cherokee Park. I miss friendl…