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Well hello there!

What a trip! I haven't been back here in AGES!

I've missed all my friends here... is anyone still around? Give me a shout. Actually, these days I'm mostly on facebook. I remember back in the days I was so adamant about not being "one of those people who uses facebook," but I've become that person for sure. It's the best way to keep in touch with me - so if anyone's reading this and you want to reconnect, let's do it!

I can't possibly recap everything that's happened in my life since way back when, so here are the major changes:

1. I've got a wonderful job!
Say what? Yes, I have a great job as a college advisor for a retention program. My students come from poor, underprivileged, minority background. A.k.a. they're from the hood. They're a bit rough-and-tumble and can be very frustrating, but they're good kids at heart and I'm happy to help them.

I also teach a college course for these students called Orientation and Career Development. ..."OCD" I had no choice in the name. I'm not happy about it.

2. I lived in Manhattan for a year
...With assholes. But still better than my uncle's house! Everything was convenient and close and I was 3 blocks from Central Park and it was all pretty awesome. Except for the asshole roommates.

3. But in December I moved to THE BRONX!
Oh shit, I misspelled that. I meant DA BRONX.
I'm now in my own apartment with one of my best friends as my roommate! It's going well so far, but we're only a few blocks from Yankee Stadium... I'm afraid it'll be a nightmare during baseball season!
We plan on moving back to Manhattan at the end of our lease.

4. I don't know how many concerts I've been to in the last 2 years.
I've made it my life goal to live my life with as much fun and positivity and partying as possible. And I mean party in the Andrew W.K. sense, not the clubbing every night sense. To that end, I've put much effort into not being the Lindsay that began this journal - the lonely, depressed, anxiety-ridden young lady that let herself get in the way of her own happiness. I love that Lindsay dearly, and I miss her too. But I've worked through a lot of my inner bullshit and I'm better off for it.
This means being social, making friends, going out, and raging against the societal compulsion to have a normal, quiet life. This also means doing the things I always stopped myself from doing - or the things I couldn't do when I was younger: concerts, trips, foolish purchases. I still have a long way to go though!


But some things are still the same...

1. I'm still a geek and a nerd. (sci-fi, musicals, music in general, poetry, etc...)
2. I'm still very much into queer politics, gender liberationist theory, feminism, etc.
3. Still single. Fuck.
4. Still complain like there's no tomorrow. I'm convinced it's an art.


Anyway, I miss you all. Sanami, if you're still around, hit me up! I really miss you and I don't think I've thanked you enough for your friendship back in the day. I'd like to do that.

Comments

hazeltea
Jan. 31st, 2013 10:19 am (UTC)
I'm always afraid to be too personal on Facebook, so I'll always be here! Besides, I have a permanent account so nothing short of a nuclear bomb will get me off LJ!

As far as the roommates from hell, would you keep me in mind as a possible roommate in about two years? I'm OUT of grad school as of June 2014, and my plan is to get a job in the city and as soon as I've got a little bit of money, to get the hell out of here. I was thinking maybe somewhere in Bergen county, my sister lives there and it's really nice and just a PATH ride away from Manhattan. I know it's a long way away, but my personality is to worry about things like that way before I have to! lol

I like your definition of party!
violetcloud
Jan. 31st, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
You know, I regret not getting a permanent account =( it would have made me right more... how much do they run now? *sigh*

And YEAH! Let me know! My lease runs out in December, though. If out timelines match up, I would LOVE to have you as a roommate!
hazeltea
Jan. 31st, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
I won't be able to move out just yet- I have a year and a half plus getting a job! But as soon as I do, you will be the first person I call up to room with!

I have no idea how much they cost now! I don't even remember what I paid. I remember doing the math and saying, ok, that's the same as paying for like 5 years... I definitely will not have a life in five years... lol!
violetcloud
Jan. 31st, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah I totally should have. Ugh!
Anyway, by then I should be out of another lease or looking for another roommate, probably. Sweet!

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