The last time I posted here was just before I moved Alaska, and my life has been very different since then.
I moved to a tiny Alaskan town for 6 months, drank like a college kid, got into a serious relationship there, went backpacking in South East Asia which was a less than enjoyable but very good experience, ended relationship, moved to Arizona for the fuck of it for a couple months, lived in my car running trails in the high desert )northen AZ and southern Utah) for a month, moved to the Yukon for 5 months and ran trails and drank like college once again, ran a 120 mile trail race, then biked from Canada to Mexico along the west coast. 4 days ago I moved back to my home town to go back to and finish up school.
I knew I loved my hometown when I left it 2 years ago, but made myself leave because I know it would be a good experience to live and travel other places before settling down here. I'm just so happy to be able to relax in one place for a while, have a home, community, normal routine, etc after the past 2 years of being a nomad. Still probably won't be settled down for good just yet, just to finish my bachelors. There's still a few other places I want to travel or live for a bit. And I'm really in love with the Yukon and could possibly end up there (or AK) for a long time instead of my home town in Washington.
I don't know if I feel more like Sam or Frodo.