Sandbox Life 2

I’m a terrible person and neglect this blog a lot, but I guess it’s time for another update! I’ve had a lot of positive feedback about my writing as of late, and I feel like I’m letting down my few readers with these giant gaps in posts. I’ll try to write more, I promise!

It’s getting festive over here in the desert! Christmas decorations are going up left and right, and we even put lights all over our building at work. Oh, and we’re still kicking butt over here. Jingle bombs~ While this won’t be my first Christmas away from family, it’s absolutely my first one out of country. It’s always difficult not being able to really talk to family and friends this time of year. I don’t think I’ll have a problem pushing through, though, especially when I have some really exciting things coming up! I’m going on a really cool trip at the beginning of January, but I won’t be able to talk about it much until I return home to the US. Stay tuned for that in the future! I should also have another appointment with my psych around that time, which is actually pretty exciting for me. Any progress is good progress!

It hasn’t been all festive cheer, though. I had a bit of a depressing few days right after the novelty of the first psych visit subsided. It really sank in how much time I still have left over here, and how powerless I am to make a difference in my life until then. I’ve been trying to keep up running and other activities that keep my mind and body fresh, so my mood has been better as of late. I’m slowly trying to put together some potential outfits and acquire some skincare products so I’m ready to hit the ground running when I get home. Fully embracing the white girl inside has been a conscious effort for me lately, too. I’ve even been crossing my legs in public! Shaaaaame! I have so much work ahead of me, and no choice but to keep my head up and put one foot in front of the other. Even saw a shooting star a while ago and I bet you can’t guess what I wished for. It’s pretty obvious.

In other news, the ska band idea is starting to come together. We have a trombone player and a trumpet player who are totally willing to jam, and it looks like I’ll be on guitar and maybe vox until we find someone better to sing. This should be a lot of fun, and even if we suck, it’ll be amazing to play in a band again. It’s been years, and I had so much fun jamming in high school. We also got word of a new Vanilla WoW server that will be launching soon, so now we’re planning a small guild for dungeons and stuff too. It’ll just be me and a few coworkers, so we can talk about what we’ll be doing at work and then be huge nerds when we get off duty. As of now the plan is to roll a human priest for me, and I’m pretty excited to play in the Vanilla era. Most of my playing was in WotLK and Cata content, so I missed a lot of what made WoW great at the beginning. I warned you I was a huge nerd at the beginning of this blog, didn’t I? We’re only getting started!

So, all in all, it’s still a bumpy road and there are still bad people out there that need a violent attitude adjustment via JDAM. I’m left with no choice but to work through the problems of the world and those of my own, and hopefully I’m still allowed to be a transgirl when I get home. Resolve, please be with me.

“All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars.” – “The Pass” by Rush

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