Coping with Moving Far Away

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Many people ask me how I deal with the separation from family and friends.   Particularly when I go somewhere as isolated as the African savanna.  Even now, I’m moving with the understanding that a relationship that I value very highly will end as a result.

I remember the first time I moved away on my own.  It was late August in 2011, and  I had just gassed up my car.  I was literally just about to begin my journey from Maryland to California to take a position at a non-profit called Our City Forest.  This was through an AmeriCorps contract in San Jose.

As I merged onto the freeway, I played a CD that a friend and former lover had burned for me to listen to on my journey.  I hadn’t listened to it yet (I was saving it for this moment), and the first song that came up…

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One thought on “Coping with Moving Far Away

    Roger Dana said:
    26/11/2013 at 10:11

    this is a great blog post! truly excellent suggestions.

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