shadowbird: (other destinations)
This year, I:
  • Quit nannying
  • Moved out of Brooklyn, to Northampton, MA
  • Worked with the kids at the Quaker retreat
  • Tried out being a UU
  • Considered divinity school
  • Ended a long-term relationship/engagement
  • Was unemployed for several months
  • Had to live with in-laws and friends for several months
  • Moved back to Brooklyn
  • Did QA work and got paid for it
  • Took a job that doesn't pay enough with a boss who I don't get along with
  • Joined a coven
  • Went to Philcon and had a fantastic time
  • Sang publicly for the first time since being on T
  • Had a scare when I threw my back out
  • Continued raising the kitten
  • Lost a little weight
  • Started a new relationship
  • Started a Pagan blog
  • Realized how bad a fit NYC is for me
  • Started making plans to move to Boston
Generally, my overarching goal for 2011 was to increase the mindfulness and intention I bring to my life. I feel I succeeded in that goal. None of the things that have happened have been truly problematic, and I can see the path out of the difficult bits, which was so untrue last year that it hurt. All in all, I've done ok.

shadowbird: (mixed up)
I don't know much, but I know these things:
I want to be a dad.
I want to homeschool my kids.
I can write better than I do, and more.
Having a life is like having a cardboard box. It's what you put in it that matters.
Inspiration is taking a bunch of stuff out of the freezer, throwing it in the stock pot, adding water and spices and lighting a fire underneath.
I want to build my life with my hands, something I can be proud of.
I am a fighter, a dreamer, a warrior, a realist, a lover.
Sometimes I don't know where to find you, and so I look for something to guide me home.

*sigh*
shadowbird: (other destinations)
Just taking it easy today, trying to figure out what directions I want to be heading in for the upcoming chunk of time.

Things I want more of:
Geeky stuff
Cons
Tech work
Radio?
Writing
Sex
D/s
Cooking
Reading
Knitting
Physical activity

Things I want less of:
Laziness without enjoyment
Inertia
Stagnation
Limitations
shadowbird: kawaiinot (whirlwind)
I was going to really blog, but it's been too much.
Things of the bad:
  • People dying (Jean, in particular.)
  • Panic attacks
  • Budget fail
  • Relationship fail
  • Messy houses
  • Not sleeping enough
Things of the good:
  • Kissing
  • Cadence
  • Road trips
  • Coats
  • Having a job
  • Understanding friends
  • <4
  • Going home with strangers
  • Working money stuff out
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Taxis
  • Brunch
  • Pandora radio
  • Showers
  • Chocolate
Obviously the good outweighs the bad. Just a bit of a crazy week.
shadowbird: (other destinations)
I'm going to apply to film school.
"The best I can hope for now is that everything will collapse and I will have to move, I don't know, somewhere horrible, so I can rise again from the ashes, like the phoenix."--Cynthia Kaplan

"So you're the kind that deals with the games in the mind, well you confused me in a way that I've never known."--Savage Garden
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I start work tomorrow at my new job. I have a new kitten, and tomorrow I'm filling out the forms for a new apartment.
Things are all very new all of a sudden.
School is kicking my ass and I don't really know what to do about that other than to try and push on through.
I'm very nervous lately. Hopefully that will ease up soon.
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Just picked up my books for my CST course on literature and politics. Oh my goodness. Pretty, lovely novels. I will be discussing novels. In English. I will have beautiful things to read for class. In English. I will have an excuse to lie in bed and read. I have six novels. Six novels which I will not have to sneak time to enjoy. And they all look so good. And some of them I've been wanting to read anyway. And did I mention they're in English?
For the "things-that-are-novels-not-in-English" class, though, I get to read L'amerique au jour le jour, which is pretty awesome.

Courses this semester:
Literature and Politics--M/W 1:15-2:30
European New Wave--M 7-10 p.m.
Language in Culture and Society--T/Th 11:00-12:15
French Topics: Road Trip--Th 1:00-3:50
After spring break I'll also be in Weightlifting M/W 10:00-10:50

Extras this semester:
Vagina Monologues
Getting my leg braces
Trips to fun places
Finding an apartment

Good stuff this semester:
Chocolate Special K. And I love Mod 1, and Aurora and Ariel, and my girlfriend, and Emily, and my besty, and all my friends.
shadowbird: (cleo)
My internal female organs have violated our truce and decided to rip my lower abdomen to shreds. OW. Bitches.
Loving the job, mostly. Hating the early hours, but I have a little baby queerling in my class who wants to know all the gay words. Vindication! And they're a bunch of cuties who seem to be interested, for the most part. They behave decently, even.
Mother making me feel desperate/crazy. *sigh* After this month I am unoffically Moving Out. After August, the Official Moving Out shall commence.
Love is love and love is lovely.
Also lovely: Anticipation of paying off my credit cards, then going Back-To-School shopping. Huzzah for clothes and office supplies.
Not lovely: Scary new school debt.
Lovely: Big scary French paper from end of semester apparently got a B-. Some academic god still loves me.
Lovely: Ring on my finger.
Lovely: Faith & Practice
Achingly lovely, in a tormenting way: Thunderstorms.

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