- Stay where I am because I have strong recovery community here in Hampton Roads, VA.
- Go to Durham, NC where I have long term friends that feel like family.
- Pack up car and move with no plan and few resources to chase the American Dream.
- Move to a particular place, which is known to be felon friendly and a good place to start over. (Please name this place in the comments)
So, there is some possibility that I will be off probation and free to travel if it suits me in a few weeks. I am so tempted to just run while I still can.
I have very little really. I am just as fucked on the career front anywhere else at this stage in the game as anywhere else. My apartment always reeks of pot I didn’t smoke. I don’t want to have my kids there any longer than it took to get off probation.
It makes sense to go back to Durham. I never want to see my family again and I have long term friends in Durham that feel like family. I am paranoid it is a step backwards though.
My inner radical wants to pack what I can into my shitty car and start driving. Anywhere. It doesnt really matter as long as it is a new, fresh start. Drive until either the car breaks down or I run out of travel funds and then check into a shelter and then a recovery house to see if the American Dream can work. Can someone start with nothing excepting a history of personal strife and judgement in a place you came from and flourish in a new environment? Do I really need to leave my history to have that? Are there some places that are more forgiving of felonies than others? Anyone have some significant sober time and tried to do something like this? If so, in what direction would you point your car?