One Step At A Time
By Jason Lada
I’m Jason; I was born in Germany to two loving parents and then divorced. So, I went to Huntsville, Alabama with my mom. She raised me. She raised me pretty well except she yelled some. And then I went as far away as I could to Caltech to study physics. And then I changed my mind because it was so difficult. The first time my life, something was difficult. So I went to Stanford, got an English degree, thought I’d write, ended up working in a tech job [which was then] bought by Microsoft. After a couple of years, I sold all my stock and went driving across the country to see my friends. I’ve never felt more free in my entire life. Then I ended up in Nashville and things got bad. And then I went north and things got worse. So I went to Denver, and I worked at the coolest book and music shop you can imagine for five years ’till I screwed that up too. Then I went to my mom in California. She was sober after so many years of drinking; and I was close to her, I was near her, I dialed 911 when she couldn’t breathe — it was like I added time to how much time I could spend with her and I spent 10 years and then she died. So I was free again, but it wasn’t the kind of free that I wanted. So I moved to Tucson where I knew a friend and here’s where I am right now.
[Storyburgh Note: Jason is planning to record his reflections for 30 days straight.
Click any tab below to listen and/or to read the transcript of his daily reflection during COVID-19 pandemic in December 2020. The tabs will be added when the reflections are ready to be published. Thank you.]
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