Saturday, December 19, 2009

But let's be honest, here

Last night D$ and I went to a party with some people from his department. As we drove home and I saw the lights of downtown appear over the hill, I just felt it - that thing that has been knawing at me for several months, even as I try to figure out the best way to move forward. We hadn't been talking, just enjoying the view, but I broke the silence to finally put out what I've been feeling for a long time.

Me: I'm really scared to leave Minneapolis.

D$: Yea. I know.

(And so now you know where I live. I suck at being anonymous).


  1. I was scared to leave Buffalo and Cleveland and I didn't even really *like* those places. I have heard lovely things about the twin cities though, and not just from Prairie Home Companion. Maybe you can negotiate that option where you make Y amount of money in fields that interest you and can stay in town.

    Don't worry, I think you are still pretty anonymous. I know at least one other feminist policy geek in Minneapolis who isn't you.

  2. Any kind of upheaval like you guys are potentially facing is scary. Having done it a few times now, I definitely know. It's even more scary when you've let yourself become settled somewhere (2 years in one place! It's some kind of a record for the nomadic selves we became when we started working), because there is more uprooting to be done. Uprooting is painful and tricky stuff, and you never know how well the tree will take to its new location...