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oyster  ·  229 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 3, 2017

Same same. I've been working on that because I find I don't get into things enough to call them "my things". I feel like because of that I'm not confident enough to really engage people on them. I think that's called impostor syndrome or something.

That's why I moved to the mountains to just kind of do whatever for a year or so.




ButterflyEffect  ·  229 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What have you been doing to work on them? There are so many people I know who want to move to the mountains for a year or two.

oyster  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just playing and exploring really. It's what we are supposed to do in our childhood and teenage year in order to form some identity. I think some of us just need to move to a place with less responsibility and obligations to achieve that. The best was my last job our here. It was a 6 month contract and even though the job sucks you can be whoever you want for 6 months since you just leave at the end.

ButterflyEffect  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It was a 6 month contract and even though the job sucks you can be whoever you want for 6 months since you just leave at the end.

Very enjoyable experience, and something I first discovered when moving across the United States. Think it's part of why I've turned to hiking and camping so much, too. You find sides of yourself you didn't know existed. But I think at the same time it provides an interim period that contributes to the issues in my initial comment.

oyster  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hiking and camping are great but they're also more small group or solo things. Moving far away isn't bad either but it's different when every persons time there has a pretty short expiry date and everybody is already planning to be on various continents after.

ButterflyEffect  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Moving far away isn't bad either but it's different when every persons time there has a pretty short expiry date and everybody is already planning to be on various continents after.

Mmm, yeah, sounds exactly like life in the Pacific Northwest in your 20s.

oyster  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah, It's really not comparable to living in civilization. It's hard to explain, I've done the moving around to different places for a short time and it's not really similar to stepping outside of society for a bit. Banff would be different though I think, they have an elementary school and stuff so it's not really as far removed.