It's coming up on two years since I graduated college. I'm still working at a digital art school here in DC, and I've really grown to love it. I work in the administration of the school, which basically means that I spend all day herding cats. It's often frustrating, but I've met so many mindblowinglytalentedpeople that make it great fun. I'm also taking graphic design classes there part time, and it turns out I'm pretty good at it. It's a new artistic outlet, which is good, since I'm too broke to develop and print the eight rolls of medium format film sitting on my nightstand at home.
Coming up even quicker is two years with my wonderful, beautiful girlfriend. On one hand, it doesn't feel like it's been nearly that long, but on the other hand, it feels like we've always been together. I can't imagine life without her anymore. Along with this came the process of coming out to my family, one step at a time. The majority of them took it very well - my grandparents included - and they couldn't wait to meet her. My parents are still coming to terms with it, but they did finally meet her, which was a big step in my eyes. We'll get there one day, I hope.
I think staying in DC was the best thing I could have done after college. Yes, I miss LA and the people I love there. But there are so many people I love here, and that group is constantly growing. I've also finally begun to really explore this city, even though I've lived nearby my whole life. I LOVE the District and all the things to do and see and eat and enjoy.
The one thing that is missing from my life right now is music. I still go to plenty of live shows and buy CDs when I can afford it, but that constant stream of new sounds is gone. I don't have the means to hear everything anymore. However, that is no excuse for the way I've fallen so drastically far behind, so far I feel like I might never catch up again. I'm here to work on that though. I'll jump right back in right now, and hopefully be right back on track in no time - hopefully with a little help from you.