I was stuck in South Dakota, or I felt I was. Kris made a comment several times that living in “the cities” changed me for the better. I was more outgoing and I was a little more fearless, but I was also impatient with smaller town life. Life was moving so fast around me, but I felt like I was standing still.
I made trips back to St Paul while on the way home to my family in Iowa. I’d try to visit my friend Adam or other people I knew, or stop in at my “old job”, but I would always leave, feeling like I was heading back to a town where I loved the people, but felt uncomfortable with the town itself. I felt like a snake in old skin that I couldn’t shed.
I moved back to Iowa that winter because I felt a change of scenery to a slightly larger town would be beneficial. I thought that would fix my dilemma for sure…I was wrong.