Petra is leaving. Spokane will no longer be her home, and she’ll be very,very far from here.
Last time I wrote about Petra, we were about to enter into a relationship and start a lifestyle I call intense realism, in which we’re a couple, yet are fluffy with others.
But Petra was offered a job at the National Institute of Running Sciences in Washington DC. Besides being a good runner, she has a lot of business acumen. Her job title will be director of corporate relations. It’s an excellent opportunity and excellent pay. Plus, any time of day she and co-workers can have elevator vs. stairs races in the multi-story Institute building.
Petra has a couple weeks before she has to leave, so I’ll still see her, but it won’t be the same.
She tells me she can arrange flying into town almost monthly, but I’m doubtful how successful a long-distance relationship can be.
To occupy my time and get over her after she leaves, I’ve got a project planned that’ll take the entire fall season to complete.