Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Satellite Update

It seems like forever since I've been able to work on the Satellite, and really, it has. This has been a particularly rainy summer here in Georgia. With no garage or covered driveway, knowing that it'll start raining around 3:00 PM is kind of a buzz kill. Just about the time I'd get set up, it's time to pack up because rain. Nothing wants to dry fast because of the excessive humidity in the air. It's depressing.

Add to the depressing factor I'm in school again. I transferred into Arizona State University. They've been really good about getting my old CalArts credits to transfer over. So all those years at CalArts weren't a total loss of $40K. Har har ouch.

When I'm not saving up every cent for school, I'm saving up for another trip to California next year. If you remember, I went out last year for a wedding and well, let's just say it turned into a vacation with my sister and her boyfriend, who is now her fiance. So, yes, I'll be going to their wedding next year. Actually, our whole family will be going. Yay!

Back in August my dad died from a stroke. It's still weird to think about and watching him die wasn't the best thing for my perpetual fear of death/dying and I won't lie, for about a good month after, every time I went to bed, I was convinced I was dying because I have a tendency to fall asleep in the wrong order. I've had this problem of the sleep issue rather frequently for I don't know how long. Anyway, whenever my breathing slows down or I become aware of my body slowing down, I'm convinced I'm dying and then I have panic attacks. It's been happening less frequently now, thank God, because honestly, I'm not sure how much longer my body could keep up with that schedule. I just sit around and wonder, "How did I ever manage to go out with my friends in my early 20's and function at work the next day!?"

Anyway, there's a lot of stuff going that's good and hectic and eating up my time and money and putting the Satellite on the back burner for a bit. It is what it is. In the meantime, there may or may not be a really huge zipper spider living in the Satellite right now. If you don't know what a zipper spider is and you don't like spiders, I highly recommend you do NOT google them.