I have to say that moving here was the easy part. I have found myself extremely busy with work which is good in economic state that is as volatile as the weather. The sad news is for all my work my paycheck seems extremely small....this of course does not factor in tips. My tips are good on days that I am there before noon...and I have been doing a lot of closing shifts. I know this is all subject to change it is just depressing at the moment. The difference in a morning shift vs. closing is 20 dollars. Yesturday I worked a 10.5 hour shift...which might not be advisable to all, but for me worked out...I had to leave before all the tips were tallied but I have a feeling it is going to be an 80 dollar day.
We went to costco today with the intention of buying stuff and taking the train home with our wares....this proved to be more difficult than expected. For one thing we bought heavy things (we brought a cart as preparation) and the cart seemed unfit for 40 lbs of kitty litter and a 35 can pack of diet coke. A guy aproached us as we were trying to negoatiate space in the cart, bags, and our limited number of hands. He offered a ride for 12 dollars and we gave in. It turned out to be the best idea b/c there was no way it was going to work. The question is next time do we do the same thing or do we get zip car? I don't know. One thing I do know is that there is an inclined conveyer belt that takes people and carts to Costcos second floor...crazy.
SO to get away from money for a bit....I am still trying to figure out the whole having time to do art thing and have a social life. I just feel so flat when I cannot use art to decompress from work vise versa. I know this will get better, but right now I feel a little doomish.
I am going to do some drawing today which will be good.
Other fun things coming up:
1. Counter Culture cupping at roots & vines tonight
2. leading a cupping or two on monday
3. Going to DC (again)
4. cooking newly purchased bulk food items from costco.