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crocodilegena:

lessthantheair:

crocodilegena:

marieyall:

katydidnot:

katydidnot:

there’s an awesome americorps position available in athens but i… want to… leave athens??? athens you’re making things difficult for me.

i guess i could have just made her look at the notes on this post

everyone i know in town that’s not…

This thread is makin me feel awful

:( Don’t feel awful! You came here out of choice, right? I mean, it’s still a great place, just, you have to choose it, not get stuck here. Also, you are an artist/creator, not just a kid bumming around without a purpose!

I mean, I have literally lived two places in my entire life, that’s it. I wish I had traveled more.

edit2: don’t listen to me, I’m having a bad week and questioning life decisions.

yeah, i moved here almost 4 years ago after i finished undergrad because i liked it here. i still like it a lot in many ways but i am often upset/depressed about not traveling more or experiencing other cities, especially now that i am single because dating in athens is terrible..

and it’s like, i feel like i have so much self doubt about my life choices, what i have done, living in this place where i do on my own! so when other people/friends talk so much about how athens is terrible/shitty/and about how living here is foolish it literally makes me feel like complete garbage and hate my life? maybe i should just stop following people who post about it so much. it’s not healthy for me, honestly.

honestly the point i was trying to make was “athens is difficult to leave” rather than “athens is a horrible place to live” but it’s difficult to talk about inability to leave without also sounding like you’re complaining about it i guess. (clarification: i’m personally not complaining, i loved living in athens but now i definitely feel ready to move on) i feel like your story about moving here is about like claiming your independence rather than staying when you want to leave and you shouldn’t feel bad about that!! 

OK MOM-

  1. isnteverything said: I left almost three years ago but even visiting has been so bad for me that I’ve been on an Athens cleanse for 6 months and counting.
  2. isnteverything answered: IT’S A TRAP. I got out, but I have case studies.
  3. harvest-gold said: Marie nailed it with her comment on the last post. It’s never, EVER “just one more year” and you usually don’t have anything to show for it later
  4. coral-greef answered: tell her to talk to the kitchen and wait staff at the grit
  5. coral-greef said: marieyall is RIGHT, that is a big part of why I left bcuz all my friends were 30 and GOING NOWHERE. also my life was fucked up there but if i stayed it woulda stayed messed!
  6. impossibletospell said: Athens is sneaky like that. You do have an awesome house and friends, and it’s cheap to live here…
  7. AND OF COURSE marieyall said: every year you stay in athens after you initially plan to leave it takes like 2 years to even get ready to maybe leave and sometimes you NEVER LEAVE. only saying get out if you want (asap) but otherwise **embrace it**!!!
  8. also marie’s other testimonial 

TRUST MARIE ALWAYS.

the magical door to leave athens only opens once every 4-6 years and if you miss it you have to wait the whole time til it opens again

katydidnot:

there’s an awesome americorps position available in athens but i… want to… leave athens??? athens you’re making things difficult for me.

i guess i could have just made her look at the notes on this post

my mom’s like “staying in athens an extra year would be no big deal! you can always leave!” somebody help me explain to her that that’s not how it works i tried showing her marie’s account and she was like “that’s just one person!” and i was like mom no i need some testimonials here

help?

there’s an awesome americorps position available in athens but i… want to… leave athens??? athens you’re making things difficult for me.

A WOMAN JUST WALKED BY MY HOUSE AND SHE’S WALKING A CAT IN A STROLLER

i want to ask my teacher about the “kkk in the basement of the secret squirrel” thing because he’s been living here for a billion years/doing research on a variety of topics that would give him knowledge of this but also i don’t know how to frame the reference of “the secret squirrel” to an old dude 

EDIT blake has info about at least part of this not being true

wow today in sociology of the south we learned some crazy shit about kkk activity in athens LIKE apparently the second story (? there is a second story?) of the grit/go bar building used to be a klan headquarters, also the kkk demonstrated against allowing black people to eat at the varsity, in athens in the time since my teacher’s been at athens

i think this is important because i have heard once that the secret squirrel had a stage in it when it was bought because there were kkk rallies there and i totally believe this but other people have found it hard to believe, like, the kkk was a huge thing in the south?? my teacher had numerous interactions with the kkk in athens, and he’s like, not that old?

here’s an article i found on it but i only skimmed it cause i have class in five minutes 

titspirationall:

I feel so doneeeeeee with Athens right now.

i’ve actually been feeling like this a lot recently which surprised me cause a couple weeks ago i was applying for a full time job here but sometimes it’s like, you wanna gtfo

i just applied to a REAL ADULT FULLTIME JOB IN ATHENS

HEY fyi if you are in athens (ga) and would like to ask me anonymously about the services you can get at the sexual assault center i worked at last summer, you can message me any time! 

aww memories of the time local punk dude referred to me as a “cowardly egotistical megalomaniac” for suggesting some aspect of an event of his was messed up 

marieyall:

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