Every now and then something happens that, although common, it catches us off guard every time. It’s not always bad, but sometimes doesn’t feel that great. It’s time consuming and sometimes, down right frustrating. It’s a constant up and down, but with the right attitude, can generally feel like a continuous high. It’s called life. So why the long, drawn out characterization of life? Because while it has been doing it’s thing I have managed to let it get in the way of my personal habit of writing for enjoyment and photographing for fun, therefor this cyber chronicle of ramblings and life updates has been neglected. In an effort to pick up from where I left off without causing corpus cranium exhaustion on my reader(s) I will provide a quick recap of the past few months’ life lessons and experiences and will thus ultimately update you to my current existential place in the world.
October Lessons and Experiences:
- A new job and creative freedom feels exhilarating, daunting, overwhelming, mindboggling, and inspiring (not necessarily in that order).
- There comes a point where living with roommates is no longer an option for the preservation of sanity.
- When this point is reached, the involvement associated with moving out on your own for the first time rushes over you in waves and the process feels exhilarating, daunting, overwhelming, mindboggling, and inspiring (not necessarily in that order).
- Looking for new apartments is fun at first, but after more than two days it begins to be frustrating and feel more like searching for a pair of jeans…the ones you love are associated with a designer name which makes you giggle because you can’t even remotely afford them and the ones you can afford don’t fit the way you like, make you feel like a mismatched sock and are not even flattering even in the lowest light. Therefore frustration begins to be a constant state of being.
- Foster the People: They’re better live. You should really see them live.
- Sequels to horror movies can be good, but the third time around they most likely will fail miserably and lead to angry walks back to your car and long rants on social media sites.
- Designer jeans go on sale occasionally and right when you’re ready to settle on corduroys you find them and grab them up before anyone else has a chance.
- Despite your age, you are never too old to don fuzzy leg warmers, neon makeup and bad hairstyles for the sake of acquiring free candy from strangers.
November Lessons and Experiences:
- Photographing a week-long event involving cowboy hats and Wranglers will leave you with a sudden desire to ride horses.
- Spending an entire day glued to your phone and computer and sporting matching jackets is fun and feels like the NFL: Nerd Edition.
- You’re best friends are the ones who help you move, then proclaim their aversion to the combination of your book collection and new stair case on every social media outlet.
- Cold showers are an instant fail and heat is much appreciated.
December Lessons and Experiences:
- Three years of microwave cooking and marginal kitchen time results in the inability to cook more than chicken, pasta or eggs.
- Unpacking produces multiple feelings that are exhilarating, daunting, overwhelming, mindboggling, and inspiring (not necessarily in that order).
- In a starring match between you and an angry bird, the bird will always win, especially when they are painted on the side of your coffee mug.
- Being in three places at once will result in cognitive breakdowns and sudden bursts of manic.
- 62 degrees is cold. 32 degrees is freezing. 9 degrees is nonsensical.
- When all else fails, build a fort.