sometimes i feel like living in minneapolis is like dating a boy that i really really like, but with whom i do not see much long-term potential. perhaps that is a sad analogy, but it's true. minneapolis has never done me any real harm, and always takes me back after i have been awanderin'. he is stable, he is nice, even if sometimes a little passive (this is minnesota, after all). but sometimes a little cold (literally and figuratively). sometimes i don't feel like we connect that well. sometimes i get the itch to move on to someone--i mean, somewhere--that might be a better fit. greener pastures and whatnot. and other times i think i just need to stick it out, make it work. after all, there is something to be said for having a history with someone, knowing them, trusting them. even if they sometimes don't understand you or communicate with you that well.
someday i will be moving on. but for now i am going to enjoy my freezing city. i'm going to pull on my long underwear and throw my heart into my current life and location. for today, i will make it work.