It was a really tough decision, especially considering that I have a girlfriend up here. But, even she seems to understand why I want to go back (perhaps a testament to my diplomatic skills - i should be a politican). Needless to say, I have been thinking about Austin ever since I moved.. Truth be told, Austin has been in my heart since I first visited almost 8 years ago. Then there's the fact that I basically abandoned my whole life in Texas, largely due to my own personal issues that I could not deal with by myself at the time. I think it's time to pick up where I left off, so to speak.. I have some minor concerns, but they were ultimately not enough to outweigh the up-sides of coming back.. But I will admit, it might be hard for me to really concentrate on school once I get back to everything.. So I hope everyone will understand if I am kinda scarce while I get my school routine sorted out. I will probably be taking 15-17 hours of school, which is no small committment. It's gonna be a lot of work and it's probably gonna kick my ass, but I think it will be worth it. By this time next year, I should be finished with my first college degree, and that will be a definite cause for celebration.
Anyway, I am excited, so I just wanted to share this with anyone out there who might be interested. Since I have less than a month before school starts, I need to get my ass in gear and start planning. I plan to land in Austin next weekend (weekend of august 7-8).
What I need is to find a place to live ASAP! So, if anyone in Austin could help me out by finding any potential places to live, I would really appreciate that. I am looking for a garage apartment or decent sized 1br, central-north part of town. Anywhere north of downtown would be fine. I am on a budget so a cheap (read: shitty) place will work. If anyone has any leads, please let me know. Must be cat-friendly of course.
Well that's it for now. Hope everyone is doing good, I miss all of you and will see you soon!