March 10, 2012

Quickly Transitioning

"I try to take one day at a time, 
but sometimes several days attack me at once"
 Jennifer Yane

I'm on overload.

On Thursday I heard back from the hostel formalizing my summer digs. I'm going to get down there the 30th so I can do chores on the 31st and start at teachNOLA on the 1st of June. One of the problems I have with my lifestyle (not just dwelling but my life in general) is that 85% is a leap of faith. I take jobs and accept adventures without really knowing how I'm going to make them happen. Usually I can see my landing spot only seconds before I jump and that can get stressful, so I'm very grateful to Steve at Marquette House for taking some of the stress off.

Since I know my general schedule I spent yesterday morning booking my flight to New Orleans. I was going to drive down but the Go Go Gadget Red Car is making a pretty good case for leaving her with my parents for the summer. I'll fly to New Hampshire over Christmas break and drive her back down to Louisiana, where I will hopefully have a driveway (or even a garage) waiting for her.The problem is now figuring out what to take, what to ship, and what I can do without for seven months. It's not like I have a lot of stuff, but it looks like I'm going to be downsizing even further.Winter is not an easy time to deep clean the car, so I'm sure it's going to be pretty scary when I finally clear everything out... There will be pictures.

I have about two months to go; midterms are next week, spring break the week after, and then only five weeks of classes before I graduate. I'll spend a few weeks working as many hours as I can at the college and then head to New Hampshire for some time with the family before leaving. I've spoken to six elementary schools down there and will need to start phone interviews with them ASAP. We're not out of the woods yet and I'll be happy when the transition is over.


  1. Heh,Heh,Hang in there, things will work out like they work out.
    It's only stressful because you have choices. A man that is going to be hung at dawn has no stress.

  2. Hi Ash,

    I had something cool happen. A blog reader from Seattle made a donation to the VanTrekker blog... I thought that was so nice after how some of the Seattle neighborhood watch folks are cracking down. The timing was sure right! :-)

    1. Just goes to show that a whole community cannot be judges by the actions of a few members. Maybe not even the actions of the majority of their members! Very cool:)


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