This will be short because I have to leave for work in about 15 minutes but I just wanted to quickly write something in hopes that it will clear my head. I was in Utah over the weekend and had a great time. I have now realized that Salt Lake is the place I want to be.... yes, Lee lives there and it would be very convenient (and wonderful) for us to live in the same city... but it's more than that. It sounds cliche-ish, but Utah just feels like home to me. I feel at ease there and I realized over the weekend that I don't have that same feeling living here in L.A. I think I've given L.A. a good shot (6 years is more than enough time to figure out I don't want to live here forever) and I've come to realize that I miss so many things about my home state. One of those things? Inclement weather! I am SO SICK of perpetual sunshine!
Anyway... Lee and I had a wonderful weekend. We went to the Utah Arts Festival a few times, biked to Snowbasin from Pineview reservoir in Ogden (about 30 miles round-trip), gave my dog, Sadie, a bath, visited my mom and Aharon... and just enjoyed each other's company. It's always a bit hard coming back to L.A. (or him leaving here to go back to S.L.C.) and my mind anxiously races at times worrying about things like living in L.A., moving back to Utah, my job and how long I'll work there, not seeing my friends enough....trying to keep all those balls in the air without dropping anything can cause my mind to whir at a dizzying speed. It usually takes me about a day to get back into the groove of things with my life here... and before I know it, it's time to leave L.A. once again and hop on a plane to rendezvous with Lee in some part of the country. This time I'm headed to Edmonton, Canada in 3 weeks to visit Lee's family and watch him race in another 24-hour mountain bike race. Can't wait. In the meantime, I'll be working A LOT, going to Yosemite with some friends from work and hopefully I'll squeeze a beach day in there somewhere in what will most likely be my last summer living in Southern California.