My life is forever changing and racing forward. Despite the hectic situations that have come across my way, I still manage to keep a high head and be reminded how far I’ve come. My senior year has already been an grueling challenge; more so than what I had anticipated. It’s the final year, Vanessa..of course it will be challenging. I only have four more “courses” left until the three months of Final Project. I. AM. NERVOUS.
Since building my new PC, I have installed a few programs to help me get started with 3D modeling. I want to build my own assets for levels and get back to UDK. Oh, how I miss it… I could sit at the computer all day long building a level. Every time I make one, I want it bigger and better. The endless possibilities of worlds that can be created is astounding, and to be able to build my own assets to implement into these worlds is even more amazing. Soon. I will make them very soon.
In other parts of my life, I am in the process of yet another move. This time I will be in an enormous studio. I got lucky and found one for really cheap that is 600 square feet! By studio standards, that’s really big. All of the others that I have looked at were between 350 to at most 500. I even get to break out my creativity and paint the walls! This shall be exciting… Out of all the places I have ever lived, other than at my folks, I have never been able to paint the walls. The place only needs a fresh coat of paint for a move in, but I asked the guy if I could do it, instead… To my surprise, he actually said I could. Not only that, but he is even taking $200 off my second month’s rent. This makes for a happy Nessa.
PAX Prime. This awesome convention happens in just over a week and I cannot attend. I just so happened to choose the closest job to the convention center and screwed myself out of attendance. I am insanely bummed that I will be missing most of the convention, but I will at least be able to hang out with friends in the industry and those that aren’t. I’ve met some really great people that I want to hang out with. I have a feeling that some friendships are about to blossom. I no longer have easy access to my friends back home. Even though they are irreplaceable and I miss them dearly, I need to make new friends closer to me. Things are going to start moving at sonic speed really soon. I just know it.
After Prime, I will be visiting home as a surprise to my folks and a birthday present to myself. I have been conspiring with my best friend for a few months about it. I cannot wait to see the looks on their faces. I miss everyone so much. My nephew is getting so big. I have a feeling that he won’t know who I am for a long time, and that saddens me. I am also afraid that my niece will forget me. I have only spoken to her once since leaving for Seattle. When I left, I was her favorite; maybe this still holds true. Either way, when they are both older, I will be that cool aunt that lives in Seattle and sends them awesome gifts. :)
I am also very excited about seeing my group of friends that I left behind. I can’t believe we have managed to keep the “group chat” alive. Even though I do not get to participate as much as I would like, it’s awesome to wake up and read their hilarious messages. Such a great group of people. Shenanigans await my arrival…
My life is utterly stellar, and the ride is just as enjoyable.