It’s pretty wild to think that I’ve been blogging for 24 straight weeks. If I’m honest, I’m disappointed that my blogging has slowed down and now consists most of my weekly update, my monthly Star Trek review, and monthly movie watch list, but I’m hoping sometime down the road I can dedicate a little more time to my writing. Until then, this will do.
I had a second interview for a job at the local community college. I feel like it went well. It was a panel interview over Teams and everyone seemed super nice. Sadly, I wasn’t feeling my best that day but I think I put up a decent showing. There is some concern over what salary would be offered should the job come my way, but I’m not putting the car before the horse. I’m just taking this one day at a time.
I didn’t apply to too many jobs this week. I needed the mental space to wrap my head around moving back in with my mom and downsizing yet again. I’ve spent a good portion of my adult life living basically out of boxes. Having dealt with a lot of housing issues since my teenage years has left me a bit traumatized. I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop and I learned its easier to move fast when I don’t own much. So, I maybe went beyond my comfortable level of minimalism just so I could pack all my belongings in a single sedan and leave at any moment.
But over the course of my relationship with Brandy, I let some of that go. I started allowing myself decorative items and I even bought some shelves to display some of my geeky interests. I spent a lot of time curating my shelves and creating some spaces that I enjoyed, and now I guess, I feel somewhat like it was all for nothing. Now, I’m moving into my mom’s exercise room, which is a very tiny room in her house for the foreseeable future. All the stuff I accumulated will find a home in a storage unit and I think deep down I feel like a moron for ever thinking I could actually own some things like that. Like, I should have known life is hard and I need to live lightly. I know it’s not the healthiest thought, but its something I’m dealing with.
The first SRX race was pretty good last week. I missed the heat races, but I saw the main and I liked what I saw. I’m excited to see how it plays out on dirt this weekend at Knoxville.
Brandy and I attended the Art in Bloom exhibit at the NC Museum of Art last weekend. It was pretty neat. Various floral designers created works of art inspired by actual pieces within the museum. It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours and a good distraction for the bad news that came near the weekend.
I discovered Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s Reunions album on Spotify this week and absolutely fell in love with Only Children. Wow… what a powerful song.