Life has been... frustrating, to say the least. The transition out of college has been quite a bit tougher then I thought it would be. Part of my struggle is still living at home with my folks. I love them, but it gets a little harder each day to live with them. The home I grew up in (the last 16 years or so) is feeling less and less like my house. My bedroom is feeling less and less like mine (not to mention it's gotten very hard to feel creative in here...). Finding a job has been hard. I'm at the point of applying to places like Clair's again. If anything, it would at least be a pay check. But, from what I understand, a lot of college graduates face this tough transition. From talking with friends who graduated within the year and had a job right off the bat, they also say it's just a hard transition. So, I guess I'm not alone and that's good. Things are always less scary when you know you aren't the only one going through it.
I've got some new photography coming soon. And with the weather starting to warm up here (but it's also going to snow... again... on Tuesday (seriously, this winter has lasted close to 86 years, I think, and it's getting old!!)), there should be even more then that coming since I'm hoping to get back into photography this year. I just need to sit down and adjust contrasts and stuff to make them look better then what my crappy 6.1 megapixel camera allows. I'm hoping to get a Nikon D3100 this year as well, but even a used one is kind of a good chunk of change so we'll see.
I haven't been writing to much poetry lately. I think to some extent it's a case of the fact that I've never really seen myself as a poet, persay, and I've always wanted to write fiction so I'm starting to try to focus on my project Welcome to the Masquerade. I should be starting draft 2 either tonight or tomorrow. Draft 2... I'm surprised at how fast I've reached draft 2 with this project. My other project, Lithalum, - that I started in Nov. of '09 - is only on draft 3. Granted, I got a lot of free time at the moment with everyone I know either working or in school and me just trying to find something to do (note: if you're getting ready for college, don't major in English... it's a sucky major to begin with and the job perspectives are slim). But, maybe this is just a blessing in disguise. To quote Steve Jobs, "We can't connect the dots looking forward, only backwards do they make sense." Maybe someday I'll look back and realize how all this fits into place.
I'm still not sure on whether or not I'm going to change accounts here on dA or not. I got a screen-name registered in case I do decide to leave this one and move on, but I'm still not sure. I'm still thinking that one over.
I don't know what else to say, so I guess we'll move onto the meme now.
Stolen from EvilScarrlett
1. Grab the book nearest to you, and turn to page 18, and find line 4.
"...them in the likeness of God. 5:2 He created them..." -Genesis 5:1b-5:2a (NET)
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you reach?
A bunch of hoodies that I need to hang up, my saucer chair, Bob (a stuffed husky that normally hangs out on my pillow), my resume, my workbook for Bible study, a scarf, my camera bag, my winter coat. (My chair has become a storage unit in my room for the moment...)
3. What is the last thing you watched on tv?Mythbusters (the Breaking Bad episode)
4. Without looking guess what the time is.
5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
7:15pm (stupid daylight savings...)
6. With the exception of the computer, what else can you hear?
TV downstairs, parents talking downstairs, Children 18:3 on iTunes
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Around 4 today. I was walking into my house from my car.
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Journals here on dA.
9. What are you wearing?
Red shirt, jeans, argyle no-show socks.
10. Did you dream last night?
11. When did you last laugh?
Today at Barnes and Nobel looking at a book called "If Dogs Could Talk."
12. What are on the walls you are in?
Blue paint, a Skillet poster, some artwork my cousin's wife did, a Castle (the TV show) calendar, a crayon melt thing I found on Pinterest, a Disney print, an autographed poster of the band Everfound, hooks...
13. Seen anything weird lately?
I saw a shaved Pomeranian the other day. They look weird without the fluffy fur.
14. What do you think of this quiz?
Good way to kill some time
15. What was the last film you saw?
In theaters? It very well might have been Frozen (figgin' awesome, BTW!). At home? Blackbeard's Ghost (could they have made a more annoying casting choice for the lead lady?!)
16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A house. Pay off student loans. Donate to charities.
17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
When I was in the 5th grade I ran into a stone mailbox unit on my bike.
18. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
Tough one. The lack of understanding that takes place.
19. What do you want to learn in the future?
Italian and writing.
20. George Bush:
I was 10 when he first took office... don't have much of an opinion - good or bad - about him really.
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Coraline (and call her Cori for short)
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
I've considered going to teach English in Russia. So yes, I have.
24. What do you want God to say when you reach the pearly gates?
Either "welcome home, my daughter." or "well done my good and faithful servant."
Meh. Since I wasn't actually tagged, I'm not going to tag anyone. If you want, do this.