I was talking with a few colleagues the past week about activism and where I'm currently at. And the main thing that has sat with me is how I'm not going to be content with just having an opinion anymore. As beneficial as it is to have solidarity in spirit, it means little to me if I just sit still with it.
I've always had a on-again-off-again relationship with collecting things. Growing up, I was into trading card games (Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh), and lighthouses. As I grew out of those, I didn't really do much collecting until I started college. At the time, it was mostly digital games through Steam. When that died off, it was Rubik's cubes, and eventually Homestuck merchandise.
I was trying to move to Minneapolis a few years ago. If those plans went through, I'd do whatever I could to help the protestors. America is a fuck. I hope change is brought about. The walls are shaking more and more. Class consciousness is growing.
God, today started out pretty rough because of Windows. As I mentioned in A Day in the Life, I use a VPN to connect to my work network and then use a remote desktop connection to access the work machine. Well, apparently there's a bug in Windows 10 with VPNs.
So I got a kitten about 8 months ago, and I couldn't be happier as a cat mom. She's kind of a brat a lot of the time, but I think she'll grow out of it. Lately she's become a bit more mellow and likes napping and cuddling up with me which is like, exactly what I like in cats. But she's still got a lot of spunk and energy to burn off, which keeps me up at night sometimes.
For the past 5 years, my personal goal has been to get out of debt. I’ve realized that there is a level of freedom I won’t have until I’m free of debt. The freedom to choose where my money goes to in the present and future carries more weight than having to pay for something in the past. I got a small taste of that when the coronavirus hit.
It's so frustrating having people close to me go through poverty, homelessness, and other hardships. I feel limited in what I can do: I'm not wealthy, I don't have my own place, and I haven't learned enough about the programs that exist that can help them.
So as mentioned a few days ago, I’ve been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on a regular basis. For the past month or so, my routine has been to dig up all fossils, buy the KK album from the Nook Shopping app, then check out the shop and tailor. Well, yesterday I finished the fossil exhibit at my museum.