I have no idea who reads LJ anymore. In fact, I have no idea who still reads MY LJ, seeing as my posts have become so few and far between that you could probably count how many times Haley's comet has come around between journal updates. Facebook really has taken over the landscape of digital contact, but the updates are small and you usually need to already know what's going on in my life to get the little quips and one-liners that comprise my statuses. I miss LJ. I miss writing in long paragraph form. I miss having the energy to do it. Admittedly, if I didn't have FB giving me the excuse to just post some shorthand comment instead of a full-fledged description of what's going on in my life I would in all likelihood still be posting regularly here. I guess it is what it is.
Anyway, I'm back on LJ because I really WANT to write something. Something substantial (well...in size if not in meaning). And I'm not really sure I know how anymore. But I'm willing to give it a try. I may not be back on livejournal for another (goddess knows how long) but I'm here today, I'm writing today, and you're more than welcome to read whatever the hell ends up on this page.
So....life updates...probably not in any particular order, possibly repeating myself constantly, and maybe even contradicitng myself at times, but...well, here you go....
For those of you who have lost track of me, I have graduated from LCC's Surgical Tech program, I have landed a job in Kalamazoo, and I have moved down to the area and am living with Chuck. Most days, I really do love the job. Some days, the people annoy me so much I want to scream "WE'RE NOT IN F**KING HIGH SCHOOL ANYMORE!!!!! GROW UP!", but most days, I do love the job and the things that I see on a daily basis. I have also been officially accepted into Western Michigan, and I'm taking the necessary steps toward getting started in their Biomedical Sciences program this coming January. I'm still getting to knwo the area, and there are days (like today) when I really miss my Lansing friends. But I've made a couple friends at work, I've been going out to the bars, and I've been hanging out with the friends I have who moved to this area before I got here. I do think I'm going to like it here.
In terms of everything else in life...well...right now I'm at a point where I'm trying to find my bearings. I miss playing music, I miss being in sketch comedy/theatre productions, I miss road trips, I miss the mountains...it seems like I've had my nose to the grindstone for so long that I've forgotten how to enjoy the little things. That could just be how I feel today, though. I'm not really sure. The temperature dropped, and when that happens it never takes much for a small bout of depression to set in. I'm pretty sure I didn't feel this way yesterday. In fact, I'm pretty sure just 2 days ago I was feeling pretty good about things. But for the moment I'm thinking about all the things I've let slip to the wayside that I loved doing, all in the name of bettering myself. And I miss them. I miss going to Brushwood for a week at a time, instead of trying to fit in a weekend where I can. I want to go back out west ASAP because I'm gradually forgetting what it feels like to look up and see mountains. Real mountains. I miss seeing my friends. If you're reading this, I probably miss you.