Past few months have been dreadful. I have lost motivation to write anything. I used to be so good. I made a reference in my last post few months back that I will be writing a lot. But that hasn’t been the case. Reviewing music albums had me motivated but I fell off the wagon from that too (no longer temporarily as it seems) – Though, I did enjoy few photoshoot sessions but I ran out of the ideas there as well. At this point, I do feel like I’ve hit a major roadblock in life.
Not sure how this is going to end. No end in sight as it maybe. Next few weeks, I need to find and lock down a new apartment place for another year. As much as I have loved Phoenix, I have played around the idea of moving away. Even though, I do love the short weekend drive up to Vegas and L.A. from time to time.
Few more things to clear out: I won’t be attending Grand Chapter Congress. It kinda sucks as I really wanted to explore Seattle but I just can’t dip into my savings at this moment. Best part? I will be going to Austin in October. Definitely want to explore that city as I’ve heard so much growth in the economy there, and what city offers in terms of culture and music. Phoenix definitely lacks multi-cultural interaction. My ideal place would be San Francisco but Austin isn’t too shabby either.
Nov.6th – 8th 2010
While still living in Wisconsin, I missed out on Chicago Spring LEAD as I was saving money for my move to Phoenix. When I learned about Fall LEAD School in Phoenix, I jumped the gun and registered.
Twitter is an amazing social online community. I began ridiculously involved with it and soon discovered a lot of Brothers from other parts of the States. Among Brothers I started following, Ethel was one of them. I had hoped to meet at her Phoenix event. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make at the last minute. However, she did help me introduce to her chapter Gamma Phi.
Hello, Gamma Phi
As I walked into lobby of the Mesa Hilton Hotel, I texted Chapter President Krystal that I am checking in. As I turned to my left side, I see ladies of Gamma Phi. I felt welcome. I had hope to run into old faces at this event, but I felt more connected to the Chapter. And I tell you what….they were a…R.I.O.T. and Hot Mess can’t never be forgotten. I also realized I can’t party like a 21-year old anymore. But I wish I had gone out with them at Mil Avenue. I kinda regret that.
Met Hilary from IU school, who had moved to Wickenburg (5o miles north of Phoenix). I also got introduce to Katie and Dave, who are a member of Phoenix Thunder Alumni chapter. The alumni chapter isn’t active but they mentioned they plan on being more active in 2011.
Not sure when but I tend to visit El Paso next time for initiation.
Sunday was the perfect weather, sunny, in the lower 70s, very little breeze. It was a little taste of heaven. I enjoyed spending time alone, kicking back and reading a book.
I really need to get my wordpress blog fixed and buy the dot com domain otherwise I will regret it later. Because it is no fun to keep on making blog posts and no one else reading. Maybe some of you are but just not commenting it?
Speaking of regrets, I’ll be helping out a friend with his backyard and plant some stuff this up coming weekend. He lets me experiment things out which is nice to say the least. This time I want to experiment on red peppers and egg plants and some grape vines.
Often I catch myself pushing people around me to work hard and be patient as much as I push myself. I am very indiscriminate about it. From family members, friends to acquaintances, my expectations are really high. This in turn leads to, me making judgement calls, that are totally uncalled for. As I grow older, I know I will have an even harder time with this habit of mine.
On a lighter note, the cold front seems to have gone down in Phoenix. I just might go for a run this morning. I don’t remember the last time I saw snow on the ground in the month of December. Maybe in 2000 I suppose when I was still living in Saudi Arabia.