Something that has never happened before that is commonplace here is people asking why I'm leaving on the day and time that I'm leaving. Not why I'm leaving, like a reason in general, because that makes sense. People have asked why I'm leaving, the reason, and I'm very transparent about answering. But people asking why I'm leaving on my exact day and time is weird. I know that some people are just really inquisitive, because I'm one of them, but I'm starting to feel like people that ask why I'm leaving on an exact day and time are just being judgmental. my case manager not only asked why I'm leaving on that exact day and time, but also asked what method I was taking and why. And I feel like that person was just judging me for it, because the person criticized my ride method. but I also found that person to be very judgemental about other things in that meeting, so maybe it was just a bitchy day, or maybe that person is like that all the time. It was just weird and annoying. But it's part of the reason why I want to get out of here. People doing anything different is foreign to people around here, and I have developed an intolerance to that kind of attitude.
Due to an irreconcilable difference between housemates, I will be traveling again in Spring of 2020. the main two places I'm looking to see it until after the election or Madison Wisconsin and Omaha Nebraska. I am also considering other options, but I don't want to go too far. The further I go the harder it will be to find a ride. and I'm hell-bent on getting a ride, so I can keep my bike. I don't want to deal with the bike box stuff on the bus. And Megabus doesn't even have an option for that.
and I don't want to leave the area yet, because I still want to go through a short tour of Iowa. It will still be just as easy to do that in Nebraska than it would be in Minnesota. It's just a matter of being able to do it. but money has been the barrier, so with the new skills, where that barrier will stay broken.
after I obtain my trainings and certifications, I will be a lot more employable. I don't know if I'll try to get a job here, but now I can think of all kinds of things to explain my employment gap. And I'm also volunteering, so that will help fill some of the gap.
I went to Madison Couch Crash 2019 and it was great! I met a lot of people at ate a lot of food! I even drank beer in public, so I guess I’m a beer drinker now. Or, am I only a beer drinker when I buy it? Anyway, my host was great, which is very refreshing to say! I’m so thankful to be able to get out of town and do and think about something else for a few days. Taking a break was one thing that helped me get my head back on about my situation.
In the meantime, I’m considering moving to Madison, and joining or starting whatever protest movement to get healthcare in WI. It doesn’t make any sense for any state not to have healthcare, but especially them. Healthcare is a human right!
The Minnesota Shuffle
Losing a place to live due to shady landlords, "Minnesota nice" - meaning passive-aggressive, manipulative, shady housemates, or getting the building bought from under you and the new owners taking over your lease, or you're a family getting kicked out with only a month notice which is the legal minimum requirement
Changing jobs due to management micromanaging, manipulative shady employers, ignorant coworkers.
Chicago was awesome! Chicago Zine Fest was awesome! I'm going back, soon!
I did a lot of thinking, and I'm considering moving there, because I'm sick of the MN cold, and the passive aggressiveness, and the straight up lying that people in MN do.
I'm ready to be around more honest people, and more people of color. And, I also feel like I can stand more excitement! But, I do enjoy being able to walk around the neighborhoods peacefully. Can't really do that in a city.
Being in Chicago really helped me underline all of the problems I have with Minneapolis, though. Not so much the place as it is the people. How they'll blow you off, or waste your time to get your attention. They aren't who they say they are, but they'll make or let you believe just to have your attention, and not come through of whatever they were suppose to do. Obviously, there are those people everywhere - but they're in HIGH collection in Minneapolis, because passive aggressiveness means they don't get held accountable for doing it enough to make them stop - or, put on blast, so people know to avoid them.
And, I'll admit, some of the flakey-iness has rubbed off on me, because it's easy to. No one's holding me accountable, so I might even know I'm doing it, when I am. But, sometimes, I know, and I'm doing because there are no consequences. And, I shouldn't be ok with that, because that's not the person I want to be. So, I should I get away from the people that are. Meaning, it's best for me to leave this place. And, I'll leave sooner or later, anyway. I'm just anxious to see what they looks like.
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