So I am inspired to write here again, and to type about my goals. Today I picked up a card at an auto-shop that listed VWs on their sign. The man at the front desk did not seem to know what an "air-cooled Volkswagen" is, so I am slightly skeptical at their capabilities when it comes to *my* car in particular ('74 Baja Beetle, for anyone who doesn't know). Maybe they're not as specialized as I seem to think, but being old, it's not the kind of car that I would want just *anybody* working on. We'll see. Maybe I can ask them particular questions that will tell me if they can do the work or not. I just wonder how much it might cost to fix the engine (and maybe replace the e-brakes and do some transmission work).
The other option, of course, is to sell, but I don't think I could sell the car for much as it is now. I'm not even sure if it matters how much I'd sell it for either. Either the car is fixed in a huge way so that I can drive it and keep fixing it, or I sell it and wait to buy a car that needs less work and at least has functioning heat/engine/transmission, if not the most beautiful beast in the world.
Cleaning my room is progressing in all kinds of good ways. I am continuously trashing things and putting clothes in bags to donate them. Today I should be able to move my bed and desk around so I don't feel so cramped when sleeping. I'm going to buy an air-conditioner this week, as my room is the second hottest in the house (attic, my sister's room, being the worst, but she has an AC), and I don't even have a fan. The terrible insulation in this house probably makes it incredibly NOT energy efficient, in heat or cold. I could really use new windows too...much as I love the old glass panes, they suck the heat out in winter (and my radiator doesn't work), and pull it in during the summer.
-new clothes (re-fit some t-shirts, buy some shorts, business casual outfits for interviews, NICE SANDALS)
-shades for my room? I hate vinyl blinds, but they would keep prying eyes out best/cheapest, most likely.
-paint something...I don't know what, but I feel like changing the color of *something*. My room, however, is staying purple for eternity.
-finish YA fantasy short-story. Put aside for a couple months. MASSIVE EDITS. Keep posting it. This is the only story I've ever felt could go somewhere, I feel like it belongs in a YA fantasay short-story anthology.
-find things to sell
Oh yeah. I graduated from Clark with a GPA of 3.21, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, specialization: Gender Studies. I realize now that without my job at the Help Desk, I could have pulled off a MUCH higher GPA. I regret that a little...but I loved my job, and it was an excellent work experience. I got to rise through the ranks and experience a level of responsibility and maturity that most other students my age were not yet realizing. I am proud of myself for that, and selfishly wish that my endeavors at ITS could have been recognized at the ceremony or through some kind of grant or scholarship. Regardless, I am eternally grateful for the amazing learning experience ITS gave me, and all that I learned from the positions I worked there.
And now...finding a fan so I don't pass out as I keep cleaning. Goal for today: clean up enough so that I can set up my speakers to my stereo, and hook my stereo up to my computer!