Where the hell have I been?

That’s an excellent question. Clearly I’m still alive, and I wanted to catch up.

How’s it going? Are you making it through the hurricane/wildfire/locust plague/global pandemic? I hope so. I find myself getting extremely overwhelmed when I think about everything that’s going on, and I know I’m not alone there. Anyone else on a news detox? I still want to know what’s going on so I can continue to be an informed citizen of the world, but I can only handle it in small doses.

One thing that’s really made me feel better over the last few months is makeup. As I’m slowly making my way back out into the world and seeing other humans, getting a bit dolled up has made me feel like things are back to normal. Here in New York’s Capital Region we can go almost everywhere without a mask, which means lipstick! Actual bullet lipstick that I don’t need to worry about smearing everywhere. Transfer-proof? What’s that? My skin looks like absolute trash thanks to the heat and overactive sebaceous glands, but by gods, I’m wearing fucking foundation. I mean, not right now because I’m writing this at 1 am, but in general, fuck yeah foundation. Even the fact that I’m getting enthusiastic about makeup again is amazing, given the lackluster releases of the last year. Except the collab between Lethal Cosmetics and Theresa Is Dead. That shit is awesome.

So, for those of you who care about my life, here’s what’s been happening:

  • School – first semester complete.
  • Job – soul sucking and miserable, so I quit.
  • Relationship – still intact.
  • Life – ???

I’ve been unemployed for six-ish weeks and I’m still not used to it. I’m so accustomed to needing to be connected at certain times and having people demand things from me all day. It’s something I did for almost six years, so it’s taking time to to get out of that routine. I’ve taken a couple of vacations since I quit, and even though it’s just been within my state, traveling has been nice.

So what now? That’s the big question, isn’t it? For now I’m working on finishing school. After that… well, we’ll have to wait and see. Now that I have more time and emotional energy, I might actually take up some of the creative projects I’ve been thinking about for years. That would be really nice. Maybe you’ll see more posts here. Anything is possible!

6 thoughts on “Where the hell have I been?

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      1. I’m not sure. Maybe social advocacy? Consumer education? I’d like to do something that puts a little good out into the world, or helps people. I know, I’m way too old to be this idealistic 😂

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      2. If the pandemic has done nothing else, it has forced us to take stock of our lives: what’s valuable, what’s an unnecessary burden, and what is important to us. There’s nothing wrong with being idealistic. We need people like you in the world!

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  1. Congratulations on going to college and completing your first semester!! I’m very proud of you!! Regarding the job, there is no shame in leaving after a six year stint. Take time off to be the glamorous you!!

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