If you’ll indulge me, I’m going to take another look back at my project, this time through song.
Chapter VI: I arrived in Nashville defeated. I had crawled through San Francisco and Chicago amidst the worst of the Great Recession and come out the other side, officially in the latter half of 10 Cities/10 Years; I was drained, bitter, and ready to give up.
Chapter I: Loss is a fundamental part of traveling; people rarely tell you that.
Prologue: I was dating a girl named Destiny.
June 1st, 2005 - June 1st 2015.
There is nothing sadder than an old love letter, except perhaps an old love letter that was never meant to be a love letter.
Come with me on a journey into the ancient past: 2005.
For 9 years, I have made my way from one U.S. city to the next, making friends, finding work, getting by. Getting old. When I started this project, not a single episode of How I Met Your Mother had aired and Neil Patrick Harris had yet to ascend to the role of everyone's favorite gay man (sorry Anderson Cooper).