Talk about falling off the grid. It’s been over a month since my last post, and although I wish I could tell you that I’ve spent that month backpacking through South America, I must disappoint. While frantically munching on Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Cups, I can’t help but look back on all the things that have happened in this past month – and just why it was the most important month of my life yet. Also, how many Peanut Butter Cups are too many?
- I got a degree. An official degree. And I’m not talking about getting hotter or having a fever – this is the written stuff that will eventually get me a well paid job.
- I got a job – I’ll be helping LIM College launch the new International Student Alumni Association. Fun stuff. You alumni? Talk to me.
- My family’s been here. It was surreal to have almost everyone here for my commencement and after. Although I’m sure most of them came to make sure that I actually did attend a college, and didn’t just BS my way through years of just vacationing in NYC.
- I’ve been taking pictures – lots of pictures. You want a shoot? Grab your wallet and hit me up. Being a freelancer is fun.
- My roommate moved out. Yes, the inseparable future cat-ladies who will always prefer dogs are now residing in different parts of the world. So sad, heartbroken and going full Bridget Jones “All By Myself” about this.
The struggle’s been real, and peculiarly enough it seems like my to-do list keep expanding, while I keep falling further out of a routine. Or as Barney Stinson calls it, “the rut”. Vacation’s great, but I desperately need a day job or at least a daily activity that will keep me occupied until I get my work authorization. Until then, I’ll continue to live as a starving artist – starving for inspiration and not food, as my refrigerator is fully stocked with kale and avocado. Oh, life doesn’t seem so bad after all.
Until next time…