Well, normally that title line follows the line "Suffer from the world's destruction," but I suppose it applies here. The question I'd asked a couple of entries prior was certainly given a few answers, and I picked the latest one, which suggested I contact the person in question to see how they'd feel about me attending their graduation instead of just showing up. Well, the graduation was this past Wednesday night. Finally, for the first time in over two years, ThinkSoJoE and former thinksobrain bass player Dan were voluntarily in the same place at the same time.
Sure, we'd run into each other over those two years, but pretty much ignored one another. That first phone conversation after the initial MySpace messages felt like two years of weight off of my shouders. We both finally were able to give each other our own sides to the story. I went to the graduation and hung out with him for a few hours afterward. Maybe it's time to re-add his pictures to the "Former Members" album on thinksobrain's MySpace page.
Dan graduating has made me sit back and think about it though - I'm 27 years old with no direction in mind for my life. I'm all over the place with what I want to do. I've thought about accounting, going to a recording school, and now I'm leaning towards Information Technology. IT jobs pay big money, and quite frankly, I'm tired of barely scraping by going paycheck-to-paycheck. While my ultimate goal is to play my music for a living, that's unfortunately on hold for the moment. Mostly because I don't have the money to invest in anything I need to make it happen. i was trying to do web design, but it's hard to establish yourself and find clients. I'm thinking of doing some acoustic stuff, but that's probably not going to net me much money - although that decision was influenced by the fact that it's what Aaron Lewis did for money before breaking out with Staind. I don't know, maybe I should go for the IT thing. I'm into computers, networking, and all kinds of stuff like that, so why not?
Actually, I requested some more information on ITT Tech, I'm thinking maybe it's a good idea. Dan graduated with honors - and this is a guy who didn't make it past 10th grade. Problem with that, of course, is that I don't have a car and Getzville is pretty far away on the bus. Then again, I'm a guy who sent away for more information on a recording school in Los Angeles when I live in Western New York.
I don't know, I suppose I'll figure shit out and post here when I do. That's what I've been doing here lately anyway, isn't it? Ranting about whatever's on my mind and then figuring it out. I guess that's the whole point of a blog anyway, right?