I. am. so. upset. that. it's. July.
July has come up way to fast for my liking, do not pass go do not collect $200...
My last update for the Spirited Away post glitched out while I was at work. I had spent a good hour on it and it was perfectly peachy, I hit the save and publish button and found that the website only wanted to save the first paragraph. Depressing.
To try to make up for this, i'm going to try to have to summarize what I had said with what I'd like to share and before that I better explain my being upset that it's July. Am I spelling that right? It looks like Joo-lee...
(And the power went out...Thunderstorm a brewing. The Universe has not be kindly towards me posting lately, or is telling me to use the 'save' button more often. (; )
I'm upset that it's July because I bought this little slice of Heaven (My Townhouse) only a short time ago, a little over half a year. I thought I'd be here forever...literally. Single, successful young woman, whom had recently before lived in a small, cramped apartment for two years. I was happy with the place and had planned on an extended stay so I painted up all the walls and decorated nicely. I had even sought after chandeliers to place in certain rooms and save for them being only available in rainbow colors I would have had one (in white or black) installed already.
About 3 to 4 months down the lane I heard from a friend that her brother was in need of some help. Seeing as her brother helped her and she helped me financially the year before it seemed like a good idea to encircle the Pay-It-Forward cycle of good karma. I let him move in and he's been one of the best roommates I've had, it was strange at first having lived alone for so long -also I don't think I could be a hardcore Vegan, maybe food-wise but, watching what I put in my hair and leather and other things like anti-air conditioning for the environment seem very taxing to me. Our lifestyles are so different.- but, the time he's been here he's been cordial and helpful and it was nice to have someone around and not always the silence. I will miss him and his little Chinese-crested puppy.
July... My roommate have talked here and there and with the (*surprise!*) engagement and my new fiancé purchasing a house, we've talked on separating ways here. I told him I would start painting in July, I had said that for about two months now on and off. Now it's July and I don't know what to do with myself. I need to set up a meeting about selling the townhouse and get that lined up with everything I've been trying to do about wedding plans. ...yeah, 'bout that too.
It's been a hugely eventful year, totally unexpected. Law of Attraction can be a dangerous and wonderful thing, use wisely. Of course, I've always wanted to eventually get married so I would write little affirmations in a notebook that I have. I had no idea that it, coupled with some choice words from a male psychic down in New Orleans (last Halloween) would concoct such a destiny. It sounds really strange, people have laughed when I told them about it and then there are my close family members who know what I've been through and they are all giving everyone the spooky side-eye as they see everything falling into it's cosmic order. Now if the other affirmations about my goals will come to fruition then all will be right in my world.
I'll briefly say that the man that I will be marrying me is not at all who I normally go for, I even told him many times that I didn't want anything. I wasn't for lack of dates but, for lack of quality of dates and that him going on the small dates that we did was sure to be good practice for him for other dates. He apparently didn't like that statement much as it was greeted with a frown and I replied with an indifferent smile and shrug. It wasn't until much later I started to see how very kind and smart he was and then began to grow very attractive to me. This was approached verbally with denial. My sister and family whom began to notice my interest would ask and I would reply. "Of course we're not an item, I don't need a man. I'm an attractive, single woman and I love my life." or "No, I'm not dating him. We've gone on dates but, I'm going on dates with other guys too. I'm free to do what I want."
Anyways, you know how stories like this go.
I got hooked, line and sinker and it's because it's the first time I've ever been on dates with someone and still felt the freedom I felt while single.
So I've agreed to marry him. Of course, there were other things involved that made me agree and I've found these traits to be so rare in men nowadays. Long story short, this formerly-screwed-over man-hating-turned-situation-upside-down-successful-artist-and-careertrekking-lady has become a rather doting fiancé and I am not embarrassed to say so.
He's provided a new house for us and that is why I need to get my gears moving because I cannot help pay for two places of residence -especially- when my roommate goes his own path.
I haven't discussed wedding plans with many people. People who are unaware of either of our situations tilt their heads and try to express their thoughts on the matter. These are the same people who promise to break arms and legs if hearts are broken and then never show up to do the deed when you're lying in a pool of your own tears. Both of our immediate families who know our stories cannot be more than thrilled and are wondering why we are taking so long. :P
Now onto this entry! The part I was wanting to write on!
With the purchase of a new home, I will be getting another sewing room (again, roommate got the last one)! Our new home is so big and my future mother-in-law has surprised me with so many new sewing accessories like a giant craft table and a computerized sewing machine. I've also been chatting up the owner of HelloFaerie for some collaboration work. It's all so exciting! I've been inspired by Omnia Phantasia's work at the RAW : Natural Born Artists Fashion Show to start a collection of my own.
I've had this idea since college to make a series of dresses and now I have the tools and means to do it. The title of this entry might give you a clue.
Love x Peace
A twenty-something, fabric hoarding, geek loving, freelance artist who is young at heart and has a sense of adventure.