Well, basically everybody agrees that 2016 was a flaming trash fire, but I wanted to take some time to go back and find the good things that happened to me this year. For one thing, Peri and I both got accepted to Evergreen State College. But lots of amazing things happened to me in 2016. Here we go!
It has been well over a month since my last update, and Moving Day is only 12 days away. I am both excited and extremely anxious & sad about it.
What a whirlwind this past month has been. Among the things that have happened in the last 30 days or so:
I’ve had the student art showcase at school, some doctor’s appointments, got my hair done, celebrated my 10th Second Life anniversary (aka my Rez Day), spent time cat-sitting, went to a couple of local theatre productions, had my graduation ceremony, (finally) had a (pretty successful) yard sale, went to a going-away party hosted for me by some dear friends, spent bonding time with my family, discovered that one of our outdoor/stray cats had died unexpectedly… In between I’ve been packing like crazy, selling things on Ebay & local town classifieds. Trying to sell the big items, my car & my exercise bike, sometime this week. All the while, the process has become more complicated due to major road construction on my street. Great timing.
This week is crunch time. I have to actually finish packing, for real. I’ve been putting the rest of it off, because I am still somewhat in denial about the idea that I will never live in this house again in less than two weeks. All of the things that make my room look like my room (the things hanging on the walls, etc) will have to come down. It’s a weird feeling. I’m excited for the adventures ahead of me, but also very traumatized about leaving behind my loved ones who live here on the east coast.
More updates soon, hopefully!
What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Lots & LOTS of photos behind the cut.