So, a year ago today I quit my evil corporate job so I could move back to my hometown and pursue my passion. During the past 365 days I have experienced heartache, disappointment, a lot of stupidity, debilitating laziness and shyness (a horrible combination), a few bad money decisions, three different living arrangements, and some drunken nights that ended in vomiting, and all day hangovers. And I have loved every minute of it! Not as the things have happened, mind you. But in retrospect, it’s been an awesome ride.
I haven’t been writing nearly as much as I had expected. I’ve been caught up in my 9-5 more than I would have wanted. But I’m here! I’m on my way. I have a feeling of desperation to fulfill my dreams that cannot be simmered.
It’s taken me a year to acclimate to living in NY. I’ll be honest, this winter has been damn near incapacitating for me. I used to love winter in NY. I remember when I first started college in LA, people would say NY was cold and I was like, “No it’s not. Maybe upstate it’s cold, but not in the city.” I was so used to it, not knowing anything else, that it really didn’t seem cold to me. Not cold enough to call it a cold place. I’m of a whole different mindset now. NYC IS COLD AS FUCK! This winter I haven’t done anything but go to work. I literally cannot move unless absolutely necessary in this cold ass, twenty degree weather. On the weekends I hibernate. I’ve been sick several times. It’s getting annoying actually. Annoying I say!
BUT, I’m still glad I’m here. Just waiting for spring to kick in so I can move around. I have a lot of plans. This time next year I plan to have a minimum of two more books published. I have other writing plans, but those two books are what I’m concrete about.
So, onto the next chapter of this journey. I am so looking forward to what the next year will bring. I wonder what I’ll be typing in this blog on 3/18/15. I have a pretty good idea, but I’m curious about the events that will transpire on the way there.
See you on the flipside!