This Is Your Horizon

“At which point do you decide that this horizon is the final horizon; that this is your sunset and your sunrise?”

~Emma, Resident of Allston Neighborhood in Boston

I’m definitely a wanderer. Ever since traveling to Kingston, Jamaica back in 2008 for a service trip with my high school, I have wanted to see foreign places and explore them. Some of my favorite memories involve sharing German beers in pub buildings older than the United States and hiking unknown trails in eastern Uganda. It’s the thrill of starting to feel comfortable in a foreign area and calling it your home. 

 Jamaican Restaurants on 25th St.

Jamaican Restaurants on 25th St.

However, at what point do I decide to settle down and call one specific point on earth my home? I then ask myself if it even makes sense to settle down or to aimlessly wander around for the unforeseeable future. There’s also the dichotomy of really planting your roots in one area and getting to know that area than anyone else, or seeing many areas and getting to know them on the surface level, while still understanding that there’s something much deeper below that you will never fathom unless you spend a significant amount of time there.

  Mill Valley General Store , corner of W 28th St. and Sisson St.

Mill Valley General Store, corner of W 28th St. and Sisson St.

 Locally Produced Jams

Locally Produced Jams

Note: Mill Valley General Store has a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program where residents can sign up for a weekly farm-share basket of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs starting in mid-spring.