Single Status Update
So I've lived in Brooklyn for almost five years now, gotten a degree, met lots of people, shown lots of art, and completely lost my way as far as my mental image of myself goes.
My grandmother, who is my only living family member, got in a really bad car accident about a year ago and Alzheimer's symptoms quickly manifested. She's on the other side of the country and I hardly have enough money to house myself no less fly across the country to see her. It's tough, but I'm adjusting to the changes.
I feel pretty alone out here sometimes, even though I have a lot of friends and colleagues and the stuff I'm doing even feels like it matters. Sometimes I legitimately feel like I'm going crazy.
I miss being involved with online communities a lot, I miss being involved with the old style of internet interactions a lot.
So right this second I'm between houses and looking for a place to live, working as a freelance animator and designer and busting ass, showing at a few places coming up, playing a lot of music. It all feels great and I'm trying to enjoy it, having some temporary difficulty.
Hope everyone is well, doom 4ever yadda yadda.
Sounds like you're living the dream. I wish I had my act together and was living in Brooklyn pursuing my dreams. Maybe the 'noise' of city life is getting to you and wearing on you mentally? I love visiting the city but sometimes I wonder if I could actually live there. Instances of mental illness are higher in cities than anywhere else.
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