It’s been gnawing at my brain for weeks: “I need to update my blog. I need to update my blog. [repeat]” So here I am.
I am actually moving next weekend! I’ve been organizing and packing my belongings these past couple of weeks in preparation. It’s funny how quickly I’ve become a minimalist again! “Do I want to move this? No. Do I want to take this with me? No.” I fantasize about becoming a sort of digital nomad, traveling around the country with a laptop, a backpack and a suitcase… just the essentials. I’d rent people’s sublets and work odd jobs and make art and write in my journal.
Back in December, I quit caffeine, a wagon which I fell off of a few weeks ago with an inadvertently caffeinated venti decaf Americano. So I’ve been chugging coffee left and right and the effects on my poor, apparently delicate brain have been astounding. My metabolism is so high that the benefits of caff only last a short while, before I find myself in withdrawl. And since I’m in withdrawal most of the time, I’ve become cranky, unfocused and an overall Debbie Downer. So before I alienate everyone around me, I’m quitting. Had my last coffee yesterday afternoon. I don’t feel great, but don’t feel terrible either. No headaches this time, but have hit some mood bumps which I can only hope are the last gasps of caff working their way out of my system.
My big freelance project lately has been designing the album art & marketing materials for the Minneapolis-based band Murzik. This album comes out in May and it was really a fun project to work on: