Listening to: Monsters and Men
Reading: A Visit From the Goon Squad
Oh man has a lot happened in my life the past few weeks. :/ I suppose I'll chalk it up to my excuses as to why I'm not here very often, or why I've barely picked up a pencil or a pen in a long while (although I shouldn't consider them excuses in any way, I should still be drawing no matter what, right?).
First of all, the Art Institute graduation is coming up. I had a hell of a time getting my portfolio to connect to the internet, but after an entire sleepless day and night I finally got it up. Now all I have to do is wait for the "Pass/Fail" email...
My website is here by the way, in case you're wondering about it. It's not perfect, and I'm still working on it, but this is what I have for the meantime. --> kathrynavergara.com
Then I ran into a problem with Cal State. Turns out I'm missing 3 units to graduate because of some stupid oversight I had made. Worrying that my graduation would have to get pushed off till next year, I spoke with an English department head and she told me of something I could do that could still help me graduate for this Spring. So now I'm rushing around, getting paperwork signed and losing my mind to get things approved so I can get this final class rolling. What a hassle, but if it gets me my degree by May, I'm gonna work my ass off for it.
At the same time, my family heard horrible news from our extended family in Illinois. My mom's cousin was killed in a car crash by some stupid teenagers on the run from police for a string of thefts (for vehicles at a church, of all things, which is where my mom's cousin was heading to), and died instantly. My mom and her parents were in Illinois for the better part of a week for her funeral.
When I look at these things, though, everything else seems so minor. I'm so focused on what's going on that I forget to stop and look around me sometimes. I need to get writing and drawing again, but man I am just so stressed out. I can't wait until my scholarly obligations are gone. Then I can finally begin drawing for myself again.