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[Thoughts] A Man, A Plan, but No Canal
It sure has been a while, once again. Hard to believe I actually used to post regularly in this journal. Indigo wants me to try to get back into the habit, though. She wants me to get more comfortable with "talking/self presentation", in her words. And it's true that I tend to be, well, really bad at that. So here's a post discussing one of the biggest things in my life lately: my plans to move.

"Where I am" has never been as important to me as "who I'm with". I don't dislike Michigan, but the only reason I'm here is because it's where I grew up. If I'd been born in a different state, I'd be there right now. And "who I'm with" has lately shrunk to encompass a single person. Just about everyone I consider a close friend, I keep in touch with mainly through the Internet. Heck, pretty much all my close friends these days, I met through the Internet. And as close as I am to my family, we only meet up occasionally these days, and parting from them more permanently would only be a slight stretch. So really the most important thing to me right now is being able to see my girlfriend.

And we haven't been able to do that very much lately. For the past two years, we've only been able to afford to meet at Dragon*Con. One meeting per year just isn't enough for me, or for her. For a while now, I've been planning to move down to Georgia with her... But until recently, it had been a long-term plan. I had intended to wait until I got my two-year degree at the local community college, to improve my chances of getting a job where she lives. But the degree is taking a lot longer to earn than I expected, considering I can only fit one or two classes in with my full-time job. And even more than that, I absolutely loathe the aforementioned job, and the thought of being there for over a year longer just makes me want to scream.

So the plan has been officially changed. I'm going to keep at it for about eight more months. Indigo's current lease ends in April, so she's going to find a new place then, and once the spring semester is over, I'm going to move down and join her in that new place. I'm looking at schools in Atlanta to transfer credits to; I may try to transfer to a [insert-current-workplace] store down there, or I may look for something different, more suited to my aimed-for accounting degree. Either way, I have a solid plan for when I'll be done with my miserable job and my empty apartment up here. That'll hopefully make things easier.

And once I'm down there with her, I know everything will be easier, because we'll be together to support each other.

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Feeling: good good
Listening to: Paul and Storm - Nun Fight

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jennilee_rose From: jennilee_rose Date: September 12th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
This is awesome news. As someone who's done the huge move, let me say that getting rid of stuff you don't want to take now is a good idea. The less stuff you take, the better. It's kind of hard to merge two households of stuff, but you get through it. :)

Good luck with everything. If you need help that I can give from IL let me know!
heldc From: heldc Date: September 19th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, this. Also, start packing now. Put everything you can in boxes. Then if you need stuff between now and then, take it out of the boxes. Then, when the actual move happens, you'll be very clear on what stuff you NEED and what stuff you could live without. Plus the sooner you start packing, the less of a Thing it is. No matter how little you think you have, if you've lived in a place for more than a year, packing will take 2-5 times as long as you think it will.
skjam From: skjam Date: September 12th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Good to hear this, and here's to your future plans!
vincentursus From: vincentursus Date: September 12th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a good approach. Good tidings.
nsingman From: nsingman Date: September 20th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's great that you guys will be together soon. Good luck with the move and getting settled afterward!
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