My workbench

My workbench

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Transitioning to Normal

I have not posted in a while, as has become a common occurance recently, for a very new reason.  No longer can I claim that nothing much has happened and there is nothing interesting to write- now, instead, I have much to write about, but little time to write.

Over the past few months, I have traveled a grand total of approximately three hundred miles, from Boston down to Greenwich, CT.  From spending time taking care of someone I loved, to working on the waffle truck, to changing all of my future plans for the forseeable future, I have hit the one snag in my travels which I cannot work my way around.

I found Katherine.

Being with this incredible woman makes me desire nothing more than to spend more time with her, an addiction unlike anything I have ever felt.  I have made clear my intentions to stay put, for the forseeable future, in the interests of being with her.

With that in mind, my life is changing.  I work on a regular schedule, sleep indoors, and am reachable by mobile phone. I just paid my car insurance, have bought new "street" clothes, and am beginning to look at event more than a few days into the future.

I haven't done this for a few years, and it is a bit of a shock to realize how easy it was to transition one way, but how difficult it can be to transition the other direction.

i have some really cool projects to work on while I stay in place, along with one which I have struggled with since my travels began- how to write about my experiences.

Last night, I had an idea, which I will pursue in the coming days.  To fill in the gaps left in my blog, as well as to reveal a fair bit of the information which I had intentionally censored, I am going to attempt to write a journal-style recount of my travels, day by day.  Some days will have only one word, while others will have pictures and extended paragraphs.  Naturally, this will be a biased recount, with the gift of hindsight aiding and changing the actual content.  Nonetheless, I feel that it will also allow me a bit of creative licesse in editing my work, without the need to wake at 2AM to catch a train or the in-situ complications with long blog entries.  It is, as is everything in my life, forthcoming...

To my friends out there on the road, be safe, joyous and creative.  The world is full of possibilities, and remember: the choice you make is the only one you could have- embrace it, and roam free.

With love to all,

Matt "Stove" Lipschutz.