My summer job is done, and I can actually relax, so it’s time for a big ol’ check-in on my summer.
I am moving to Chicago in the beginning of October. I had been a bit on the fence about my next move, but then one of the students this summer invited me to move into his open room while he goes to school abroad, and it just felt right. The only thing determining when I head out is the completion of my folk album, so I am just setting aside the rest of this month to write/rewrite songs, and spending all of September recording.
I am really looking forward to being with my friends/family out there, and finally living in a city feels like it will be a good change of pace. I already have a job waiting tables lined up for me out there, and have some gigs at various venues lines up too. I am hoping to stay out in Chicago for at least a year, but we shall see.
Good and not too complicated. Am in a happy open relationship with a girl from Providence, and have been seeing some older local friends very casually.
I have been running on empty for the past month. Most days have been at least 10 hours of some kind of work - cooking, cleaning, composing/performing music for the shows, building/striking stages, tending and fixing - and I feel like I was just doing what I needed to do to get to the next day most of the time. It was ultimately fairly fulfilling, but I am a bit disappointed that I didn't have any time to work on my own music. All in all, pretty good.
More feelings/events exist, will update later.