Hello. hello. Here are some updates on various things.
If you read my previous journal entry, you know that I had a most horrendous term of summer school this year. Easily the worst ten weeks in the history of my entire education. Thankfully I'm done with that now which means several things:
1. I can sleep again
2. I can think again
3. I can create again
As many of you know, I've been working diligently on planning a soul searching adventure into the desert which will form the foundation for a book of poetry I hope to publish next year. If you haven't heard about this yet, read about it here on my blog: fieldsgrownfromashes.wordpress…
If you do already know about the project but have been waiting to hear more about it, then you're in the right place. Firstly, I have more or less solidified a list of locations I plan to visit on this adventure. Many of them are ghost towns and forgotten cemeteries strewn across the western U.S. while others are larger cities/natural features that are meaningful to me. That list can be found here: fieldsgrownfromashes.wordpress…
This journal is somewhat of a cop-out because I have much, much
more to say about why I chose these locations and what I'm going to be doing while visiting each of them but I'm going to save all that for longer posts on my blog that I hope to write in the coming weeks. That being said though, I do have something to share on here. This whole project is divided into three parts: the time between my sister's death and my departure on the road trip, the road trip itself, and the months following my return. The first bit of exciting news I have is that in two weeks I will be starting my final term of my undergraduate studies. As such I've made special arrangements with one of my professors to do an independent creative writing workshop which I will devote entirely to completing the first third of this project. However, this involves more than poetry. It is also a photo endeavor which means I'll be uploading some relevant snapshots as I go along. Eventually these will all be collected in one place (probably on the blog) but for now they will make their home here.
In other news, I started teaching myself to play cello a couple months ago. It has been going remarkably well. So well in fact that I've managed to compose a decent piece of music on it that I've been using to familiarize myself with the instrument. Once I polish up my technique a bit, I'll post a video of it for folks to see.