This will be my ever-changing, super informal place to house all my thoughts, which are neither long enough, important enough, or thought through enough to be actual blog posts. These will probably be highly trivial.
I grew up in Ames, Iowa. I haven’t lived there in seven years. It’s a great place to be from, but I would never want to live there again.
I have been in Ames for the past two weeks, and have another two weeks ahead of me. I haven’t spent more than five days here since I moved away. For health reasons, here I am on an extended stay.
I grew up in a university town, so it was always growing and changing. In the last decade, it has changed drastically. Every time I come back it has gotten bigger and changed. It’s an odd feeling coming back to your hometown as an adult. It still has the same feel but its changed. I think it’s especially different because I grew up in a university town. Growing up there was almost nothing to do until you turned 21, and then you could go out to the bars. I grew up with a university at the heart of my town’s identity. I was too young to have any part of it. Now coming back, I’m officially too old to for campus life.