In other news, civilization is a confusing labyrinth of murky options and arbitrary-seeming chores, and reintegration has been difficult. Sometimes I feel amazing! And I go on these long runs in Forest Park, longer than I’ve ever run before (twelve miles!) and I pick figs and I’m like, yay life! and sometimes all I can do is curl up in a ball on my bed and mourn the loss of the magical world I lived in for five months and its inhabitants, who I loved. Luckily Instigate has been here in Portland for the past week, staying with me in my tiny trailer, and the combination of cooking good food/epic runs/caffeine/never being alone has kept me from falling into too much of a hole. And then on November first I move to rural Southern Oregon… and then my life will be completely different! Operation Escape From the City. I’m going to get some shit job in an economically depressed town and spend the winter working on my manuscript. And running on rural roads in the sunshine. And it snows in Southern Oregon!
It’s been fun writing all the missing posts from my hike. Have I mentioned that I can’t wait to tell y’all about Washington? Thanks for reading my blog!!