I just read through all of my Reverb10 posts. A few of them are still very relevant, perhaps even more so now than ever. Moving to Spokane, away from the awe-inspiring Sierra Nevadas, has decreased my sense of wonder dramatically. To be honest, I routinely hate it here. It’s a nice place, with nice people, and I’m getting that Biggest Little City in the World vibe (without the vice) that I so enjoy. Unfortunately there’s nothing here that just takes my breath away the way Tahoe did.
I’m not sure Spokane is the place to capture the thrill of living, but I’m here for the next year. I think the best way to embrace the situation is to spend time working on me and to experience a sense of wonder in my own accomplishments. Maybe I need to be here so I can change my core story.
One thing that will help, is to take more risks. I need to push myself in new ways, and I can’t let habit and security hold me back. Living in Spokane is one of the safest choices I could have made; now I need to create my own adventures.