Its been a long while since I've written here. I've actually done a fair bit of writing in the meantime; I have handwritten journals for my SOLAR character as well as some done out of sheer boredom during working training back in April and May. Since then, I haven't really had too much free time to do any writing; I haven't transcribed my handwritten stuff either. I need to pay someone to, I think :)
Work isn't really anything worthy of mention; I go in, I work, I get paid, I go home. Wish it was a little closer to where I lived, I worry for my car's longevity because I know I won't be able to afford to replace it when it kicks the bucket. I hope this is many years from now; I really need to get an oil change this week, I'm over by 1500 miles or so, again. Oops. Work makes it hard to get things done during the week, and on weekends I have my ME time or I am working on sewing, projects, etc. to keep me busy. I feel like my happiness is tied to my ability to be productive. I like this to most extents.
I've begun listening to audiobooks a lot. I am working through Ben Bova. I reward myself during sewing (and sewing only) with audiobooks. Since I didn't sell too much costuming last month, I haven't listened to any audiobooks yet but I've downloaded two and am anticipating cracking them open. I told Leland about my newfound focus with the help of audiobooks, and she asked me if I was ever tested for ADHD; I told her as I remember, I was tested for listening disabilities and, having found the tests far more interesting than my classes, passed with flying colors. So I've as an adult found a couple different ways to manage my scatterbrain'dness.
I spent this weekend in Conyers at harlequinnaide
's house. I made a ton of weapon bases and some other props, but I didn't get as much done as I would have liked. Still, I feel like it was a weekend well spent, even if just for the nice chill time we've been having the last couple of hours. Chill time is relative since the a/c broke this evening, but I am happy to see Scott doing better again these days, despite ANOTHER brown recluse bite on his neck he's getting treated tomorrow. Sigh.
I've been making a lot of stuff for SOLAR and running some plot related stuff now and then. I feel more balanced these days (though I wish work was more satisfying). Last year this time in comparison was me a lot more obsessive or occupied with Plot and SOLAR; I've been able to take a deep breath, relax, and find other things to occupy my time. I have sadly had to let working at Ink and Dagger go for time restraints, and that bothers me, but it was necessary and they finally hired part time help. (I wish I had gotten that job, full time or not! But I need my weekends.)
I'm having some odd sickness issues I am very concerned and stressed about. I think they are related to the same issues I thought I was having this time last year that the doctor told me was all in my mind. Very positive not in my mind now, but I don't have insurance. Trying to remedy this and get enough money to pay for it every month for awhile. After this month this may be doable. I'd just like to be able to breathe and not feel like theres something in my chest thats in the way.
I am working on becoming a member at Freeside Atlanta. I am very excited about this so I can move my workspace to a place in south Atlanta (sort of technically kind of a highway exit south of me) so I can keep the house more people-friendly. The communal workspace thing is a very exciting concept for me, especially since this one is very much within reach. What's funny is that the president of Freeside played SOLAR some 12-15 years ago. :)( My ApplicationCollapse )
I've been having some disappointments with the LARP social circle. While I myself have been having issues between IP and OOP, at least I'm not in complete denial... people say I make the same mistakes after apologizing, but I'm not the only one. I hope I take the current example to heart and do my best to never repeat similar actions in the future.
I have had a couple of 21-year-olds for roommates for the summer; one just left for Israel and the other one moves back north in August. I gotta get my shit together to get someone else in here, but I've enjoyed the way things have been. I took them up to Nantahala and Cherokee last weekend. The pictures are over yonder.
Eventually I'll upload some myself, as well as some I've neglected.