Well Hubski, it's been a good while since I was last on here, so I feel it's time to come back and rediscover what I loved so much about this place (a great example being these public forums where everybody can just talk).
My life right now is mostly taken up by school work. I changed majors last semester (from math and physics to math and philosophy), so adjusting to the radical world of reading that my philosophy courses require has been kinda stressful. But I feel a lot more fulfilled now! I finally feel happy with what I'm studying at school because I feel like I'm finally applying myself in a way that's meaningful to me. I also was able to stay on the research group that I was a part of when I was a physics major, and we're finally producing meaningful results!
So in the time that I've been off of Hubski I've started playing a lot of super smash bros melee. I've kinda reached my first plateau right now what with me just grinding out techskill and working on my punish game, but I've been able to make a lot of new friends and I've been lucky enough to have a pretty decent selection of high level players to actual train with.
I've been playing a lot of guitar recently, which is odd because I'm very much a bassist seeing as I've played for over ten years. But learning guitar has been a fun and fruitful exercise. This hasn't stopped me from playing bass, though. I've found some people that I can just go and jam with once a week, and that alone has improved my bass playing so much. The organic aspects of creating music is so wholesome to me. I've also been listening to a lot of music (duh). I've found, though, that the music that I listen to has moved greatly towards the experimental side, so I've been having a hard time showing people the new things that I find cool and exciting. Like, I really want to share something like Street Sects new album because I think it's fantastic, but power electronics is, let's say, a little less than mainstream.
This is the big one. Both of my sisters (their twins) are graduating from high school this year and I couldn't be more proud of them. They've already committed to what colleges they want to go to (Colorado State and Colorado School of Mines). I'm sad I haven't been able to be their for them throughout their senior year. This past year has kinda been a shit show in my household, however. My dad is going through a very messy divorce with my step-mom after getting fired from his job all while trying to sell the home I grew up in just so he can help put me and my sisters through school. I just wish I could help him more.
It's been about a month since I stopped being a vegetarian (I was a vegetarian for a little over a year), and I've finally been able to get on what I feel like is a healthy diet. Mentally, my health could definitely be better. I haven't had nearly as many depressive episodes as I had last year, but I still lapse into that depressed mindset where I can't even get out of bed. Luckily I'm much more motivated this semester what with my new major and all, so that has helped me greatly.