Wow, it's been five months since I've written already...so it's about time for a little life & art update for those of you who like to know I'm not dead^^
Originally I had exactly zero plans for summer besides lounging on my ass and watching a bajillion and one tv shows I needed to see, drawing some fan art and playing some racquetball and working out to stay in shape. Over the past two months those simple plans evolved into a whirlwind of non-stop jobs, projects, injuries and ooh, prospective romances
Despite being unable to secure an actual permanent job, I have worked for the county during elections, as an assistant to an environmental consultant, a babysitter for a 9-year-old and 7-year-old twins, a wedding photographer and more. The frustrating things is just this week (with only three weeks left of summer vacation) I have gotten two permanent job offers that I have had to turn down because I'll be back in school by then. Pfft. Ah well, at least I still have my Desk Attendant job once I get back to school and hopefully I'll be able to get another job or an internship to fill in my 9 hours in-between classes on Tuesday/Thursdays!
So work in addition to working, I spend most of my time at the gym working out and playing racquetball. Well, at least I did until I sprained my wrist from playing too much about 6 weeks ago. It's still not healed and like I said, only three weeks left and I would really really love to be healed before school starts! I am now the new president of the racquetball team at school so I kinda need to be able to play and put all the newbies in their place! I got a wrist brace from the doctor's which I have to wear for the next two weeks straight but hopefully after that it will be better! Fingers crossed...
In addition to my wrist being in constant pain (now it's whenever I'm writing, on the computer, etc in addition to racquetball), I have had a lot of not-fun dental work done and basically I cannot eat on my left side and I have to take ibuprofen 24/7. The permanent caps I got on my teeth two days ago were supposed to fix it but it didn't...so looks like I get a root canal before I go back to school as well. Woo.
But yeah; it's back to school in three weeks and I have mixed feelings about going back. At the beginning of summer seeing my friends and being on the team and living alone away from my family again was all I could think about. But now that I've spent all summer with my brother and sister and especially my new best friend/somewhat-of-a-romantic-interest, I'm sort of dreading going back. I mean all those other aspects I originally was looking forward to I'm excited for, but mainly leaving my new best friend. I mean I have literally spent almost every day with him this summer. Going back to school and seeing him maybe 2 or 3 times a month is going to completely change our relationship- and not for the better I'm guessing.
Anyways, enough about that. I'm going back to school regardless and already have the week before booked up with leadership meeting, job training and volunteering for movie-in day. Sac Anime might also happen as well!! The only bummer part is that I'm going to have to try and find some place to live the first week of school because the stupid apartments I'm moving in to won't let me movie in til the week after! I have some other racquetball guys in the apartments and a few friends in the dorms so I don't think that should be a problem thankfully.
I am hoping to get at least one more art piece done by the end of summer but with my wrist and limited time, I can't guarantee anything unfortunately
Hoping everyone else's summer has been more productive art-wise than mine! Enjoy the free time before school starts!