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Thu, Apr. 24th, 2008 02:59 am
New Apartments and the Reality of Paying Bills...

So, why am I online - knowing full well that I need to wake up in roughly four hours - instead of bed? Well, I'm pretty sure stress is in there somewhere. I'm really stressed out because of an impending move that will need to take place within the next week. Jeremy and I got an apartment, after a frantic month of searching. It was a financial nightmare to set up. It took Jeremy's dad taking out a loan - which we will be responsible for paying him back on - in order to cover the deposit and first month's rent. The rent will be $695 a month, which means Jeremy and I will be paying $347.50 a piece. The only utilities we'll pay for are electric and internet/cable. I'd prefer not to have cable, but it's hard to get just internet on its own. It also has a dishwasher - thank God! There is on-site laundry, but it's like $2.50 a load. There's no storage, so we'll have to get rid of a lot of stuff, as it is also a smaller unit than Tabor Terrace.

I was troubled about how the apartment would be set up, in terms of furniture. I am particularly picky about how everything is arranged, as it plays on my psyche as well as my sense of artistic pride. I'd feel like a idiot if I couldn't arrange my living space with some sense of creativity. Anyway, using an online floor planner, I used measurements from the apartment and various pieces of furniture to create a layout. I'm not sure how accurate the measurements were, but at least it's an idea of what it will look like. I hope it translates well.

Also on my mind, is that I'm soon to be paying off my student loans. I realize that they're willing to work with me as much as possible, but I really don't know how I'm going to do it in the long run. My career doesn't pay unless I get a miraculous break and my job is shitty and is doubtfully going to lead to any advancement. I do plan on pursuing better employment, but I was also considering going to my district manager and see if there was anything inside the company that would pay better.

What's more, I'm concerned with the manner in which my career is going. I seem to be up against a wall in my music. I need a serious break. I wasn't able to get into grad school, again. No one wants to hire me for any projects. I've received no commissions. And I can't seem to find any information on composition contests that have significant rewards - "significant" means just about any reward at this point. What makes it worse is that, because of all the time that I have to work and deal with things, I've not written much music at all lately. Compared to my first official year as a composer - where I composed around sixty pieces of music - I've been doing practically nothing. I need time to compose.

I'm going to attempt to go back to sleep now... Hopefully it will work...

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samhobbits
samhobbits
This is where Maria talks about life
Thu, Apr. 24th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)

In the wise words of my father: Sometimes being a grown-up sucks.
Have you considered using a temp/hiring agency to find you better work? I have had success so far with Volt. They do job searches for all types of work, including computers. Wouldn't hurt to try.
If I'm not working next week, I'll definitely be free to hang out.


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gentledarkness
gentledarkness
No
Thu, Apr. 24th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)

I've also had pretty good luck with Volt. It's where I got my current job at now, and I'm making decent enough money to get the bills paid.


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gentledarkness
gentledarkness
No
Thu, Apr. 24th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)

If you need help with moving this week, please let me know.

As a fellow artist, I can understand not being able to create anything under stress. I may not be a musician, but my drawings have started to dwindle down in quantity and in quality. I feel as though time is using me and that I'm trying to spend what little of it that I do have, on trying to keep myself relaxed under the pile of stress.

I'm actually seeking a second job, so if you wanted to come with me to the Volt office sometime next week (they're closed on the weekends, unfortunately), poke at me and I'll take some time off. There's also Emerald Staffing, who I'm contemplating about seeing as well for a part time job.


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princess_mia
princess_mia
princess_mia
Fri, Apr. 25th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)

You know, I've never lived in a home that has a dish washer.;)
Getting some sleep makes stress more bearable. I hope you managed to get more of it!


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