My dear friends, I am about to go on a crazy adventure. The first gigantic step of my life, though not as big as you might think. I am, after all, Telea, and this won’t seem huge to some of you who know me, but trust me, it feels like a million steps in an unknown direction, and I am kind of nervous.
In just a week and a half, I will be departing my well-known home in Wisconsin and living in a tent in a stranger’s back yard in Minneapolis. Now, you may say:
“What the hell, Telea? Doesn’t that seem kind of weird and dangerous?”
To which I reply:
Here’s the situation. I, Telea, an emotionally inflamed fly on an elephant’s back, wish to change the world one tiny, weensie step at a time. The problem being that nothing changes in my current home town. I have been told nothing ever changes anywhere. So, I’m changing my location. It’s a first step. I need to get around people, I need to experience life in a different way than I have been raised in.
Not to say I haven’t been raised well. I had a (mostly) good childhood, and a (generally) okay teenage life. Yeah, I’ve been through some really hard shit (this is not a toilet joke), but I will deal with it, because I am stronger than an ant (in comparison, you know, 20 times their size) emotionally, and I will be okay.
So, I talked to my Auntie Isaac (Cute nickname, no relation), and he found me a place to stay for the summer. It’s a beautiful thing. I’ll be living (mostly) on my own, and I’ll be (generally) okay. I’ll experience tons of new things, meet a ton of new people, and be a ton of new Telea’s, I’m sure. This is my experience.
Also, I’ll be living nine blocks from a waterfall. A FUCKING WATERFALL! How cool is that? I will also be within roller-blading distance from Lake Nokomis, so, uhmmm, swimming is a must. Overall, I think it’s going to be an amazing summer, and I will be trying my damnedest to keep you beautiful people updated whilst I am away. All of my adventures will be seen here, because guess what?
I love you guys. You have kept me motivated to post a blog, and it has truly been a life-changing experience for me. Though, of course, I need to get back into my humorous step, because I’ve kind of slowed to a semi-humorous life-walk…not cool, compatriots, not cool AT ALL.