Friday, August 2, 2013

Gathering no moss

A whole lot has been going on since I last wrote here.  I've mostly been super busy, and also rather more social than normal, which has sort of made me not blog anywhere.  Not here, or on my more "public" blog or other online presences. 

This summer I've been working at a living history museum, and for the first time ever have been totally open with all my co-workers and friends about both my fundy past and being (mostly) gay.  And you know what?  It's actually been pretty great.  It's such a relief to not always have a filter up and not pretend to be anything other than myself.  This has been quite handy over the summer, as I've actually been actively dating for the first time in more than a year.  (No girlfriend or anything, but it's nice to not feel overwhelmingly single.)  And to be honest, if it wasn't for the time I spent in Germany this spring I don't think I'd have been brave enough to give being honest a go.    

And speaking of Germany, I miss being there so much it hurts.  I'm sure if I stayed there long term I'd discover things I disliked or hated, but no place is perfect and some just fit much better than others.  And I've yet to find anywhere here in the States that actually fits me half as well as Germany or even the UK do.

Which brings me to another development.  Come September I'll be leaving America for the next couple years!  I've been accepted to a masters programme at the University of Edinburgh, and will be transplanting myself to Scotland in the fall!  It's all quite exciting and a little bit scary... mostly because I'm still waiting on paperwork so that I can travel and matriculate into the school. 

So yeah.  Sorry this ended up pretty rambly... but sometimes that's all that comes out onto the page.  Hopefully I'll be able to focus and write some posts with a bit more plot or structure in the future, but I often find that when life is going well I don't really have a terribly strong urge to blog about feelings and the past and whatnot.  And for the most part, these last few months have been going rather well indeed.

Knock on wood.