In one month I ship off to York, Maine to start a 2.5 month internship. I have never been to Maine before. The closest I have ever been is Washington, D.C. Or maybe Cincinnati, OH? I’m not sure which one is actually closer. Maybe this fact tells you something about what I know about the East.
That is a big part of why I am doing this though. I am in love with the West Coast. This is something I already know. What do I not know? The East Coast. I want to find out if there is something I will love about that geography too.
The most difficult part in all of this is that I am leaving my human love in Los Angeles. This is a big part of the challenge.
And so my countdown to the end of my first year of grad school has turned into a countup to my Maine adventure.
Palms, Los Angeles from friends’ rootop