So school is over for me for the moment. I finally graduated after FIVE years working through an Associate’s program! Go me!
But now I find myself with almost too much time and not a lot of motivation to leave the house. The good things: I’ve started drawing and painting again; I decided to and started to learn to play the acoustic guitar thanks to my little friend, Matt, who lent me his guitar; I’m almost done cleaning up my home after neglecting it for the most part while I was in school. The bad thing about having too much time now is that I don’t know what to do with myself. I would love to be out and about, going to the beach and taking walks, but with social anxiety it’s been a bit hard. I don’t have many friends and most of the friends I do have are into their own things.
I’ve thought of taking up some volunteer activities, so that’s a possibility. Travis and I are going on a trip later this year, so I’m kind of limited budget-wise until I can pay off the trip. We also live in a condo apartment, which limits what we can do here. It would be nice if we had a yard and I could try my hand at gardening, but all we have available is a small balcony attached to our third floor condo. I do have ideas and plans for the balcony space but, again, I need to try and not spend too much money right now.
I have a sale party coming up, which will hopefully help me get rid of some crafty items I have that have been sitting around for a while.
Until I can get myself together again, this song has been stuck in my head for weeks now:
It’s been a while since my last post… Almost two years! Eeeek!
So what have I been up to the past two years? Not much, honestly. I’m still working at Fred Meyer, in the Apparel Dept. I’m still going to school on and off and I will HOPEFULLY be done with my Associate’s degree by Spring of next year (I passed all my math classes! Phew!). I’ve also been drawing more than crafting lately. Mostly black and white sketches in ink.
My main computer broke down again, which is another reason I haven’t blogged much, though this happened more recently. I’m pretty bummed out about it but I haven’t done much to get it repaired. I need to check whether it’s just the power supply that shorted out during a power outage. That should be an easy fix, but if it’s something else, like the motherboard… Eeek. No bueno.
Last year we went to PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) with some friends from Grand Rapids, MI, and we cosplayed as The Scoobie Gang and as Steampunkers. We did it again this year at GenCon in Indiannapolis, IN, with the same friends and had lots of fun!
Scoobie Gang at GenCon 2015 (Left to right: Shaggy (Mike), Velma (Karthy), Daphne (me!), and Fred (Travis).)
Those are all the major things I can think of. Oh, we also visited my family in Chicago this year, just before GenCon. I got to meet my two beautiful nieces who were born after I left Chicago five years ago.