Fun times were aplenty, between skateboarding, drinking beer, reminiscing, being lazy, eating well and visiting local staple establishments from my upbringing. I’m so grateful to have friends that will show up en masse, the support of Chloe’s family and the unwavering love of my Mom and sister in NC. A new DIY spot in Wilmington, recently opened restaurant hot spots in downtown Raleigh and strange development everywhere were altogether a testament to inevitable change. The essential change that happens to any place worth inhabiting.
Most of those in my new home assume that because I left the state, there was something left to be desired there… But that wasn’t the case at all. It still isn’t. My ambition and thirst for change are 90% of the reason for the relocation, and each time North Carolina comes up in conversation with native Angelenos, my eyes light up like the Christmas tree I’m about to retrieve. In a season between true fall and winter, we missed the changing colors of the forests but effectively got to feel the most tolerable of chilly winter nights. And with the holiday season newly in most everyone’s spirit, the people of Raleigh and Wilmington were in a celebratory mood and sharing state of mind.
An excuse will be made to return much sooner than later. Won’t be long til next time…
- 7Ply Epic