I love this city.

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1) Every morning I wake up to the sound of seagulls, muffledly cawing outside. It takes me a few minutes to stop being disoriented and wondering how I ended up by the beach. It’s a soothing way to wake up, but they supposedly get into battles to the death occasionally.

2) Melissa is literally the quietest person I’ve ever lived with. It’s amazing and I sleep like rock here.

3) Diversity! I grew up in Green Bay, I prefer cities that are mixed in terms of age/race/other descriptions.

4) We live right on the same block as some businesses and the mall, it literally only requires getting your shoes on and walking down the road for smokes. Oh my Lord!

5) Really cute guys that aren’t creepy that my friend can introduce me to, possibly. I….have the reputation of a creep magnet, so it’s nice to know that my block is full of cute, somewhat sane singles in my area.

6) Melissa, out of my friends is the most similar to me, and she’s like the sweetest person in the world.

7) did I mention I could possibly start working right across the street? How freaking convenient is that?

8) Her 2 year old son is amazing and I want a kid…. eventually. He has his moments of evil, but pshhht. πŸ™‚

9) Finally happy this year. Things haven’t been going according to plan, really, but this is fantastic. It’s exciting to leave the past behind and move to a new part of the state.

10) Melissa put a charcoal mask on me. It was tingly and my face looks way better.

 

:)

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Downtown Milwaukee is a lot safer than I thought.

The architecture is beautiful (and giant!) and the people are friendly.

Managed to get lost with a dead phone, but got pointed back in the right direction by an older guy in a scooter that my friend knows.

We’re nine flights up! It’s nuts. I was born in Green Bay, which is a bigger city, but it’s no where near this big.

I haven’t seen Melissa since she was pregnant, her son is two now and quickly becoming my favorite person.

We haven’t done much yet, but it’s so nice being in a proper city again. Small towns just don’t cut it for me, even Manitowoc is a little dead.

Can’t say it’s all rainbows and roses, we’re both afraid to take the bus. Haha.

Milwaukee-bound

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Your perpetually transient author is a few days away from visiting one of the largest cities in her state, and potentially moving there.

I wish I would just frigging settle down already.

I’d be staying with a friend until I could get my own place. She could probably get me in as a captioning assistant… She’s from a small town and literally the sweetest and most innocent person in my life. So happy. πŸ™‚

If this fails, then potentially Manitowoc then Waupaca, and if that’s a no go, then Appleton again…. ahhh.

I haven’t seen her since she was pregnant, her son is two now and I’m so excited to meet him.

“Not Waving but Drowning” – Stevie Smith

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Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.