Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm on campus today for the first time in over half a year. I really do love my alma mater, especially now that there isn't a constant haze of construction noise in the background.

I printed out my draft from NaNoWriMo. I'm going to read it over the next few days and begin the highlighting and marking out process. Try to figure out what the basic plot is that I've sketched out and what holes need to be filled in, what few passages are actually salvageable. It'll be interesting to see how many words out of 50,000 I'll end up keeping. It felt really good to print out 79 pages of something that I wrote.

I've been feeling a lot less grown up than I did in Japan lately, the main reason being my lack of transportation. I am still not able to drive because my car won't go into Drive. We think it's old gas or something; I'm hoping to remedy this problem by the end of the week.

I've discovered the secret to me having clear skin: drink lots and lots of water, get plenty of sleep, moisturize every night, and avoid alcohol. Alcohol is definitely a cause of acne for me. Which sucks because I drank two nights this weekend. It shows.
I feel like an idiot for sabotaging my skin right before I go to visit old friends on campus. My skin was the clearest it has been in probably a year and I woke up today to find a constellation charted across my jawline. I won't give up my quest for beautiful skin so easily though. I'm going to keep taking care of myself and see what works.

So my life has been very open and carefree since I got back to the States. I finally mailed off the paperwork to get started on getting a work visa. I can't wait to have the ticket back to Japan, and back to my regular life, in my hand.

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