Last night I had dinner at a friend's house and a woman told me that her former roommate in Hawaii had asked her if she felt isolated living in Juneau. She told her ex-roomie that she didn't feel that way at all, and asked her why she would think that. The woman told her that she had been considering moving to Juneau and had been reading "this woman Elise's blog" and isolation was the impression she got from it. geesh!
I'm always amazed at the impressions that people get of me or of living in Alaska, from reading this blog. If they'd email me personally I'd have a chance to clear up any misconceptions but if not, it could be that they just caught me on a bad day or at a time when I was suffering a bout of the blues. I had another message from a guy wanting to move to Alaska who said he was afraid all Alaskan women would be like me (i.e. not wanting to date or get married) which is sooo not true.
All I can say is please please please...don't make any big decisions like whether or not to move to Alaska, based on my random musings here. I'm kind of an odd ball anyway, and I *enjoy* being alone; that would be true regardless of where I live.