Monday, May 16, 2011

Life, in a nutshell

Regardless of my joblessness my life has been pretty busy lately. I know I haven't been a faithful blogger as of late so I thought I'd give you a little update on what's been going on with me. First off, I've been writing like a madwoman. My dragon story is coming along and I'm getting close to finishing a very good rough draft that I'll be sending to my grandma to critique (she was a school teacher for years). Then, once I've revised it a few more times, I'm hoping to send it out agents by my birthday in July. Wish me luck!

 Mitch posing with an Indiana Jones hat :)

This whole month has brought many birthdays, most importantly my brother's and my mom's, which is at the end of the month. My brother turned 25 last friday (Friday the 13th. How cool is that?) and we celebrated by going to Disneyland and California Adventure. He got a birthday button (coolest invention ever!) so everyone knew it was his birthday and must have been wished a happy birthday by 50 strangers throughout the day. It even put me in a spectacular mood and it wasn't even my birthday! We also ate at the Blue Bayou restaurant (aka the Pirates of the Caribbean restaurant), which none of us had ever been to so that was great. Definitely one of the best days I've had in a long time!

It was also Mother's Day and I made my mom a really cool necklace, which I'm planning to incorporate into a selection of designs that I'll be adding to my Etsy shop sometime this year. I'm not sure when seeing as funds are low as is time, but we'll see.

Along with my writing, jewelry, my art, and birthdays I'm also looking for a job (most likely two part-time jobs, as I can't handle sitting in an office all day 5 days a week ever again) as my unemployment has just come to its end, which I'm super stressed about; and, to top everything off, we've had construction workers doing work on my mom's balcony over my bedroom for over a week now and I'm growing tired of the pounding.

Oh, and I've also had a myriad of issues going on with my body like severe pain in my neck and shoulders (which plagued me at Disneyland but, thankfully, my massage therapist mother has been helping me with) as well as various forms of anxiety attacks. I feel like everything is going to converge at some point in a kind of explosion of sorts, but I'm hoping it won't be all bad. Sometimes things get worst before they get better, right? Well, that's my philosophy anyway.


Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I'm glad to hear you've been writing so much -- that's fantastic! So you do sort of have a job, you're just not being paid. Sadly, we all do need paying jobs. As for the pain in your neck and shoulders, do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer? I have a lot of pain there too and I've no doubt it's because I spend about 12 hours in front of a computer every day. I've found exercise helps.

And yes, sometimes it does get darker before the light bursts on the scene.

Amanda said...

I did just find out I got an extension on unemployment, which almost makes me feel like I am getting paid to write :)

I know I definitely don't get enough exercise, which is a problem, but I've also been told pain in the shoulders, neck, jaw, and lower back is all connected to emotional issues; things that haven't been dealt with. I'm sure for me it's an accumulative of many things.

And yes, I'm waiting for that light! :)

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