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Lady, the Tramp, and two furry toddlers take on the Appalachian Trail

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Back to the Real World: Part 2

Turns out being up front about leaving from day one doesn’t make it any easier.

I had significantly less time with this group and, perhaps because I 100% knew I was temporary and so did they, there was definitely more care to toe the line of professionalism. It was, in some ways, a less emotional departure, but not in the ways that mattered. Continue reading “Back to the Real World: Part 2”

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Cat’s out of the bag

On Tuesday I officially announced to my staff that I will be leaving. The teensy circle of trust is now so big that guests of the restaurant are aware and asking me about it – especially some of the local regulars (sup John & Jan!) Continue reading “Cat’s out of the bag”

Moving Sucks

Today I woke up, in my bed, surrounded by my things, and with Baby Cat lying next to me, except its not my place. On Wednesday we moved all of my things to my mother’s. Its mine, but it’s not mine anymore. I’m a temporary resident. I sold mom the couches and dining set. My bedroom furniture is her guest room. I am living at home again, but in a home that isn’t mine. I didn’t grow up here. There’s no emotional attachment to marks on the wall or blind familiarity with corners and sticky drawers the likes of which any number of my fellow millennials have experienced in returning to the architectural wombs of our childhoods. Continue reading “Moving Sucks”

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