So, in Sept, I will be moving to Philly. I'm really excited about this for a lot of reasons. I'm 30 and there are a million things I've never done, places I've never been, etc. Also as much as I love Tazewell, and it partially made me who I am, the opportunities are really limited here. Job and educational opportunities, of course, but also social ones. I love my family and friends and I feel so lucky to have the friends I do that I don't even have words to describe it (which is kind of ironic for a zinester, if you think about it).
I don't really relate to many people outside of that. I don't like most of the members of my family (with a few exceptions) and my friends all have lives and careers of their own. There's no punk community here at all, and while there are DIY ethos aplenty, they're usually about survival, not choice.
I'm excited about moving north. About the friends I'll make and the new things I'll experience. I don't know if I should retitle my zine or not. Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric was a name I came up with at fifteen or sixteen when I felt alien and queer here, something not totally unfamiliar now.
I am rarely on We Make Zines anymore because I haven't written anything I've been super proud of in years. I've been working on a couple of zine related projects for the past few months with no real end result. Maybe I'll have the time and space to put them together after the big move.