Wednesday, June 30, 2010

true romance

I have about another month left of freedom before architecture school and work take over my life, so I have been busy mentally, physically, and emotionally getting prepared for that. The magazine, band practices, and a little bit of R&R are also on the agenda this coming month, as I doubt I will have much free time once August/September hit. This month should also have some travel, although I regret that I won't make it out to Portlandtown until winter. A friend of mine invited me to go to Pitchfork Music Fest in a couple weeks and I am pretty excited-- I'm sure we will have fun. We are both staying at a hostel for the first time ever so it should definitely be an adventure!

I get to see my beloved sister on Friday and we are going on a daytrip, so I am hoping to take a bunch of photos documenting our journey. We don't get to hang out as often as we used to (we used to live right next to each other), so it will be great to catch up. I have been under the weather for over a month and a half now so I think the fresh air will do me good. I have been running on stress, caffeine, and more stress for the past couple of months so I probably just need to take a break to get back to my boring, generic self.

I caved and bought the new iPhone and so far I really like it. I am behind on the whole Hipstamatic/Incredibooth thing, but I don't really care because I love them anyway and I know it will come in handy at places where I can't bring in my Nikon. I am really afraid I am going to break the phone though- it is made of tempered glass on both sides! My cat sat on it this morning and almost knocked it off the table. Yikes! I'm going to have to shell out a fortune for Photoshop soon-- it is decided. I really thought I could do without it when I upgraded to my Mac but some stuff in the magazine really needs to be photoshopped and not just layered.

I'm planning on listing a lot of my 20s-60s clothing on Etsy soon. I have honestly lost so much weight that most of what I own doesn't fit me anymore and I don't trust myself to take-in 20s oriental silks without damaging them. Now, if I can find time to list more items, life will be swell!

On a personal note, it has been a weird month but a pretty good one. I had a little family crisis this past weekend, but I gained some new perspectives on a lot of things in my life. It has been odd to realize that all those people I dated(or was involved with) that I had bad break-ups with (save one or two), I am on excellent terms with now. Perhaps things weren't so bad as I thought they were at the time, or maybe we all have grown up some and realized that nobody's perfect. I think when you stop seeking approval through other people, they tend to see you as a more validated human being and respect you more for your achievements and failures.