Shelter in Place: Day 72

Hello Dear Readers,

Three days remaining until I leave Oakland. I really can’t express enough how much living here has changed me or how honored I have been to be some infinitesimal part of the ecosystem.

The past few days have been difficult. The past few weeks have been difficult. The past few months have been difficult.

But I draw strength from my environment, from the community I’ve been fortunate enough to find.

As I look towards moving to a new town and state, I am focusing on ways to build or find a new community for myself. I have been so lucky to be surrounded by people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and while I hope this will continue to be the case at the University of Idaho, I cannot take it for granted.

Part of finding a community means figuring out what I have to offer. So, I’m going to try to re-commit to listening, providing emotional support, and making really bad puns.

I think that’s all I have for the moment. Pretty overwhelmed by everything and struggling to stay focused or grounded.

One day at a time!

Love,

LAF

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