Well this past year has absolutely flown right the hell by, and I'm starting to get all of my crap packed up to leave for Weihai. I can't believe it, it's totally surreal knowing that in less than three weeks I'll be sitting on a beach, on the other side of the world for several months. I officially leave on August 26th, and I'll come home December 16th (just in time to be all jet laggy and pissy for Christmas lol). After all this time talking about it, it didn't really hit home for me until they mailed me my itinerary. When I opened that email it was like getting hit by a brick wall! I'm leaving from Salt Lake City and laying over in Seattle for about two hours, then flying 12 hours over the Pacific to Shanghai where I get to sit around for another three hours, then getting on another plane from Shanghai to Yantai and getting on a bus or in a car (not quite sure yet) and travelling for another hour to my new apartment in Weihai. All in all I'm going to be on the move for about 24 and a half hours straight. I'm already exhausted just thinking about it. As for now I'm finishing up my last week at Hot Topic, then buying the rest of my teaching supplies.
I was hoping to have my tarot cards finished in time so I could use them while I was abroad, but the computer I was using/saving up to buy was sold out from underneath me and all digital art has come to a complete stop. Honestly I'm not all that upset, it was starting to turn into extra stress. I'm thinking of buying a usb/lightning connector adapter thing so I can plug my tablet into my iPad, since I discovered I can get my art program on there. We'll see though.
That's all I really have to update on. I doubt I'll be back on before I leave, so I'll see you all when I get home in December I guess!