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Queen of Trades; Travel and Photography- Category [Life Stories]

Hello everybody! 

I am sorry for not posting anything these past few days. It has been a crazy time. Going back to work, climbing again, and managing everything in between has been quite the hassle. It's not bad but it is a lot to take in and figure out. Before COVID I had a routine that made the balance almost perfect but with about two months of "rest" and "quarantine", I have lost all sense of direction. So it has been slow to get back to where I need to be to manage everything. As they say slow and steady wins the race. Of course I am unsure of how true that would be but I'm gonna roll with it. 

Some good news,  with everything, finally settling into place and a week of work now under my belt I can finally start making Youtube videos again. I've been writing down things from Colombia that I learned and I am ready to put in the grind and give you all the information I gathered. In case you guys also haven't heard I am going to Peru in August. Well I am trying to go. I have the ticket all that is left is to wait and see what happens. I think by that time everything will be calmed down enough for us to go. I'm pretty pumped and we are narrowing down our itinerary so that we don't get overwhelmed by everything. 

There are so many things to do and see and I am way to ready for all of this. Once traveling is back in order I am so ready to just take off. Life is crazy when you really just do what you want and not listen to everybody else.

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Someone also bought another piece from me which is super exciting because that means....One more is gone! I never thought I would be this happy to say goodbye to the artwork but in all honesty I am trying to narrow it down so that things are easier for when we move again in about a month. 

Ah Yes we are moving again, not far but it is something I am dreading no matter what. 

So I am one step closer to being out of stock but fear not, that doesn't mean that I won't have more for you guys to purchase later on. Right now I just can't make any of my wonderful pieces of art because of where I live. My art is messy, it needs to have space, and requires certain materials I do not have here. 

Hopefully at this new place I will be able to make more art and get the ball rolling again. Until then I just ask that you guys see what I have now and help me say goodbye to all of my artwork. It is much appreciated. 

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These past few days I have been enjoying spending time with my dad chatting and just getting to catch up with one another. It's only been three weeks since I moved out but I feel like a lot happens in that amount of time. So we sit, drink, get a little tipsy if not trunk and just chat away. Yesterday we even had my sister join for the fun and that was something special. I hadn't seen her in quite some time so it was nice to just hang out and to know that she was doing well. We talked about family, her job, where she was trying to move in Florida and etc. 

Really these past few days have been nice to unwind. To spend time with family is more than most people get and during COVID I know a lot of people can't hang out with their family because they are immunocompromised or they want to be extra cautious because of the possibility of spreading it to others in stores, hospitals and etc. If you know anything about my dad and what he has been posting then you know his thoughts on COVID and if you have read some of my stuff then you know that my thoughts are the exact same. 

I think it's dumb and even though I get being cautious and stuff I still think that all of it should just stop but, whatever. I'm not in charge and I'm not sure what the future holds when it comes to this whole craziness but I do hope that it gets better in the end. 

As of right now my job is back upon but I am unsure of how thins will play out in the next few weeks. We probably will be super slow and we will probably not get as much as we would like to make up for what we lost but we will try. It honestly makes me worried for what will happen to our gym and how this will affect hours. Hopefully, we don't get hit too hard with all of this. 

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If you want to see my art pieces for sale click here. I am still trying to downsize and would appreciate any help you guys decide to give me. Thank you guys so much and I look forward to hearing from some of you. 

 

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Yesterday the gym opened to the staff and to members who paid through our shutdown. Basically we had about thirty people who kept paying their membership even though they didn't have to. Without them though I'm pretty sure that we wouldn't have been able to make most of the changes. Through the whole shutdown, we were able to repaint, fix the t-nuts, clean the pads (falling zone), wash all the holds, and just make the gym cleaner and better. Now with the governor finally giving us a date we decided that all those people who contributed should have the gym to themselves for at least one day before we open up to the public. 

So we made our way to the gym, climbed for most of the morning and by early afternoon we were so pooped that we had to call it quits. We climbed hard and it felt so good to just give everything you had to the wall and just enjoy the fact that it was open again at all. 

Today I go back to work and even though I'm excited I also am a little apprehensive about it. I'm not sure what it entails and I'm not sure how the day will go but the good news is that I get to go hang out with my dad afterwards and have a few drinks. I can say that even if the day goes bad I will get to enjoy some quality time with my father since he came back into town to hang out with me and some friends that he didn't get to see before he officially moved. 

Our world may be "change" forever but it is nice to finally have some normalcy back. 

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Click here to go to my art gallery and see if any pieces pique your interest. 

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So we decided to go to the beach instead of going back to ecofina. So sadly there isnt another video to compare last summer too but that is ok. The beach was a calmer way for us to hang out and we got to go home and take a nap before we all went to game night. And of course, the Game night was crazy fun. We hung out with a lot of people from the gym and it was fun to get to see so many people in one room. With everything going on it was quite the festivity. We played drinking games, we played humorous games, and we played embarrassing games. All the while we drank the night away celebrating the reopening of the gym on Monday and the fact that things are looking better each day. 

For most of us, we have been sitting around wondering when we will get back to our somewhat normal lives. We have wondered and we finally got an answer. Now we can begin getting back into climbing shape and socializing on a more normal basis. to be honest I'm a little excited to have my job back. Of course, I say that now but who knows how I will feel after only a week of being back. Keeping my fingers crossed for the positive. 

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Even with the gym reopening the first three weeks or so will still be a little tough so I ask that you guys still check out my artwork and see if anything is of interest to you. Click here to go to my full gallery and down below is some pieces I have for sale. 

 
 
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After this weekend I will be putting out two videos. One is the start of my Colombia series where I tell you guys all the juicy details of the adventure I took down there. The other is going to be a short video of the trip to Ecofina this weekend. I'm a little excited about it and I'm ready to go on this adventure with everyone. Of course, the group is different this time around but I think it will still be fun to go. It gets us outside and we get to freeze our butts off in the water while we enjoy the hot sun to dry us off. 

Even if I think COVID is dumb I do appreciate the time it has given us to do the weekend trips, the time to move into the apartment and to focus on the things I would be struggling to do if I was at work right now. Of course, I am still peeved that the government has ignored my request for unemployment and I wish that they would give me some kind of confirmation or denial letter. I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that I will get one or the other soon so that I can stop wondering all the time what they would say and how I am going to be things going with all the bills, the ability to eat, and so on. 

There's a lot planned for the next few months and even in the hard times, I'm hopeful to do those plans. I'm looking forward to the brighter days full of big adventures. 

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Click here to go to my gallery and see what artwork I have left for sale. Thank you guys for everything you have done and I appreciate the ongoing support. 

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