Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Taking a second to breathe.

This has been such a crazy few weeks. I would apologize for not making time to sit down and document it, but everything has been going by so quickly that it's almost been a blur. I definitely feel like I have been a little detached from the internet (especially with vlogs on my main channel), but from moving to the new house, to getting back into the thick of filming Job Hunters, to spending time with my friend Clint before he moved to Georgia - it's been a whirlwind of a month.

Let me try and backtrack. I am still fresh from having taken a good friend to the airport this morning, but there's a lot more to this story that I've bypassed in the Most Miserable Attempt at BEDA™ 2012(MMAB)

On April 29th, 2012, I moved out of my college home of 3.5 years, Mammoth Caves. In honor of the occasion, we threw what we hoped would be the most epic of epic parties housed there on April 28th. I suppose you never really can top a Halloween party, or a Night Zero party, or even a birthday party -- but we tried our best. It was pretty awesome, all things considered. At the very least, we celebrated one last time in the house we loved with people we love and left it in a state we were proud to pass on to the next set of Mammoth Cavians - well worn and a little stained with booze. The night ended with a laser light dance party and culminated in a bunch of tired, slightly drunk people crashing on the floor of my already-emptied old bedroom.

And then there was House 2: Hypercube.

I've only lived in this new house for 9 days as of 11:11 AM on May 8th, as I sit here writing this long-overdue blog post. It already feels so ridiculously like home though. My bedroom is amazing and perfectly and totally me, the kitchen is modern and fancy and the living room just begs us to have fun times within its walls. And the best part is - everything is so CLEAN. Since having moved in we've already had friends over for a make-your-own-pizza party, as well as hosting both a Game of Thrones night and an Adventure Time afternoon marathon. I love living in a house that so obviously welcomes friends and encourages fun. House 2: Hypercube does not disappoint.

In the grand scheme of things, everything is going really, really well in my life right now. I'm eating healthy, I'm feeling creatively fulfilled and challenged, I constantly feel like I am surrounded by amazing people, I'm living with my best friends. People seem to like my web series. People still comment nice things on my videos.

But. Yesterday we had a going away party for a relatively new friend named Clint. It was one of those situations where an awesome person sort of tornadoes in and out of your life in much too short an amount of time, but I'm glad for it nonetheless. The party was fun - it was simultaneously the first BBQ of the year, the first time pulling out a frisbee since the weather's gotten nice - and - most importantly, the first time I won a game of beer pong. Aw yeah.

It was a great way to unwind and share the nice weather with great friends, if you could ignore the underlying sadness of losing an important member of your social group the next morning. We ended the night with one last Adventure Time Power Marathon, but I can't shake the disappointment I feel at not having been able to finish the show with the person who introduced it to us. Eia and Dave and I (the crew that's been watching it) will have to finish on our own. I guess.

Despite that blip in the positivity (is that a word? I like it, either way) of my life, I am really excited for the new leaf I feel like I am turning over with the move into this house. Nothing big is really changing, but I feel like I am truly adopting the slow adaptations that have been infiltrating my life since last summer, when I decided not to move to LA. Weirdly enough, I feel like that was an even bigger life step for me than moving would have been. I had to make a lot of tough decisions. But I am extremely happy with them, and I can't wait to show off my new house. Expect a house tour video in your sub boxes today or tomorrow. :)


Izzy Hilliard said...

Hypercube sounds awesome. Glad life is so awesome- though the internet misses you lots.

Laurenn said...

I cant wait to see a tour of your new room / house, it sounds great!

AmyK7 said...

Aw Kristina, I'm so happy and so excited for you. :)) I just watched the video; your house is beautiful and it made me so happy seeing how proud & excited you were with it all.
I'm glad you're in such a great place in your life, but I am really sorry you had to say goodbye to Clint..that must've sucked :[ You always seem to be awesome in staying positive (which is something I really admire in you), and I know you can do that right now.

I freaking love your new room by the way, and that is very cool that you got your own en suite, haha. Also, the Dining Room/balcony! Oh my god. Amazing. It's great that you're living with your best friends, too. <3 Hope all keeps well with you!

Bridget O'Connor said...

Sounds really exciting! Hypercube sounds awesome. Looking forward to the video :)

kira902k said...

Happy Kristina is happy.
Judging by your video, House 2: Hypercube does indeed look like a place to have fun. It's totally beautiful, as well.
Sigh, I hate when friends move away. It's even sadder than having internet friends who already live miles and miles away.
Congrats on winning beer pong. That game is freaking difficult. -_-
I don't know what else to say. I am tired and over-caffeinated.


p.s. OH i know what to say! You've inspired me to officially start a D&D group with the Montreal Nerdfighters, our first meeting is next week. So, so excited.

p.p.s. why are my comments always so much longer, ramblier, and more personal than almost everyone else? Now I feel bad for spamming your comment sections.
Ok that's it I'm leaving. Goodnight.

austgore said...

that was THE MMAB evar lolz u rox neway

Catherine said...

Reading this makes me want to move! So glad you have an awesome house and roommates! Congrats!