I've said my travel plans for next year being Washington DC, Baltimore
Maryland, and Portland Maine being my final destination before heading back
to my home base.
Unfortunately plans have changed. With the depletion of queer spaces and
affordable living and inner city Minneapolis, I might be forced out of the
area due to gentrification. But I already have a plan for that, as well!
The original idea to remedy the situation was to see if I could live in
Iowa, but that might not be the best bet. A lot of the more populated
places in Iowa that I would want to live or very expensive, and Iowa seems
to be either populated or rural. They don't seem to have any between areas.
If I decide to try to see if Tucson can be a home base, I'll bump around
Iowa during the warm-weather and three locations to see it, and head down
to Tucson to be serious. Of course it Tucson doesn't work out, I go up the
West Coast in continuing travels. Tucson was the considered location,
before any locations in Iowa, but then I consider that Iowa is much closer
it would be a lot cheaper to move to in terms of going from Minneapolis to
a place there.
My newest idea, as of a few days ago, is Detroit Michigan! I used to hear
bad stuff coming out Detroit all the time, but after the games burned it
down and other people start moving in because the property was Dirt Cheap I
haven't heard anything. I'm going to assume that means that things are
going well, given how much more popular the circulation of bad news is.
The one safe Trend I can stick with is trying to go to places that have
accepted the Medicaid expansion. That has worked out well for me so far.
But that also means that at some point going back to Louisiana could be on
the board, given they accepted the Medicaid expansion recently. Will I go
back to Shreveport? For a visit, yes. To live, most likely not. I'm not
sure what I'm looking at besides that in my home state, though. New Orleans
might be too much for me to try to stay for a long period of time. The only
things I can really consider or Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. North Louisiana
is probably going to be indefinitely busted for the rest of my lifetime.
It's a busted area, and it's going to take a huge change in mindset,
motivation, and authority to make anyting Progressive happen. Not that the
process isn't slow but steady, but it's not fast enough to be a place for
someone like me to live. And as Minneapolis has shown me, things can be so grand, and fall apart in such a short time. As life has taught me, nothing lasts forever.
Thanks for reading!