Hey everyone! Yes, I disappeared again but I assure you I am still alive! Here is the thing; I have been so busy! With what you ask? Well let me tell you.
In April I went to Colorado to visit some family and an old friend. I loved it there! While we (Moreno Valley, CA) have been in the 100’s (37’s C) the parts of Colorado I was in have been in the 60’s (15’s C) all the while raining, hailing, and sometimes even getting some light (but mushy) snow! While I was over there my Uncle and Aunt invited me to stay over there for the summer or “as long as I want” so I could escape this debilitating heat! I told them I would have to think about it, I hate feeling like a burden, I am not good at asking for and receiving help, but by the end of my week there my mind was made up!
In an area where summers are on average in the 80’s (26’s C)and sometimes hit the 90’s (32’s C) I will accomplish so much more when it comes to setting my life back up than in an area where the average summer temperature is 110 degrees (43.3 C). I plan on getting a job so I can be done with SSI (benefits), get a new car of my own for the first time in over 4 years, save up, fine tune my credit, and get a place of my own out there; oh yeah, when I make my move I will spend a week on a juice detox diet, clear my system, and start eating really healthy while working out on a daily basis. I have been waiting for an opportunity like this for so long and now I am being granted a chance, I am so thankful that my Aunt and Uncle are letting me stay with them and my two cousins! It’s going to be great!
So I have my plane ticket; I fly out on June 16th, the day after my mother officially graduates school for Occupational Therapy! I have been selling off everything I own, packing what I want to take with me, packing what will stay here in storage till I can pick it up later (after I have my own place), and all the other fun stuff that comes with a large move like this. So that is why I have not been blogging, I have a lot on my plate!
Most importantly I am in the process of sending over all my medical records to the Rocky Mountain MS Center so I can hopefully have a smooth transition to a new doctor and not miss a treatment of Tysabri. I am really nervous about this because it took me years to find a doctor I am happy with; a doctor who knows more about Multiple Sclerosis than I ever will. I am worried I will get a doctor who knows just what the textbook taught him and will get all defensive when I express the fact that I actually know a LOT about MS… Fingers crossed…
So yes, I move out June 16th! That is when I get to start a new chapter in my life! I really want to build a strong foundation so what ever I decide to build on it will not fall horribly apart.
On another note, something I wanted to do before I left California was go out into the middle of the desert where you can see thousands of stars and take a really good photo I could show people in Colorado to kind of say “look how in the middle of nowhere I was” (haha) so I went a few weeks ago with a friend of mine so I could get this photo done. It was very last minute and I did not prepare like I should have. It was crazy windy (I have been out there and seen the wind blow RV’s over) and the moon was so bright you could see you shadow! So it was a horrible night to go, you couldn’t see any of the stars in the pictures I took because the moon was blowing them out. Below is a time lapse video of the stars before my camera unexpectedly died. As you will notice, it is not a steady shot thanks to the wind…
|Someone thought it would be a good idea to put these out there but not secure them…|
I did some research and found out that on the 28th there will be a new moon, the last one before I leave. This means the moon will not be in the sky because it will be following the path of the sun. So no moon light and no light pollution from cities (I’ll be kind of far out). I will be able to see the Milky Way! I am going to have EVERYTHING prepared before I go so I can find a spot, park, pull my camera out, and start shooting. Ill have it set up to keep shooting while I sleep so hopefully I get the picture I have been wanting since this might be my last chance!