How do you call this when you feel your world is upside down and everything’s spinning around you?
Well, we’re right in the middle of one… and not that we haven’t been there before.
If -by reading on- you get kind of overwhelmed and confused, don’t worry, I felt the same way. A lot of the things that are happening right now are due to pretty recent decisions that J and I made and it took me a while to get my thoughts straight again.
We’ll be moving out of our apartment in Westwood. In fact, pretty soon – by the end of August.
I have kind of mixed feelings about it, because I just started to like it there and damn, I get so easily attached to places. But fact is, there are several different reasons why moving out sounds like a good idea.
First of all, since finding a job at UCLA didn’t work out, there is really no reason to live right in Westwood. Yes, it’s a nice student community, but it’s also expensive. I know we got a pretty sweet deal with our apartment, but still. Expensive.
As of last week, Aaron will be moving in with an old friend of his in Long Beach [which is about a 45-minute drive to Westwood], so J would be all by himself during the week when I am up in Sacramento. The guys are trying to figure out new schedules right now, which will probably mean that they’ll be getting together for practicing and recording every couple of days.
For that reason, they have also decided to give up the studio that they had rented out, since they won’t be able to use it as much as they used to and they’ll rent out a studio by the hour whenever they have time to get together.
J and I have been thinking about moving up to Ventura. It’s an hour north of LA, but we would be closer to J’s parents. J’s Dad just had hip surgery and they could use a little help in the coming weeks. Also, rent is a little cheaper in Ventura. When I start my job in Sacramento, my housing up there will probably be completely paid for, but still, having two places requires some financial rethinking.
The next few weeks will be very busy for us. I am waiting to hear back from my prospective employer this coming week and will probably be flying up to Sacramento sometime soon to look for a place and sign the contract. At the same time, we’ll be packing and cleaning up the apartment in Westwood. I really didn’t expect all this to happen so soon and all at the same time, but this is how it is going to be.
Like I said “upside down and spinning” – you get the idea.