Yeah, still here. Sorry for my unbelieveably long absence.
So whats new with me? I have one month till my last tuition payment. I bought a new car. I'm waiting on my expedited passport! Expedited why? So I can book my permit (five months in advance) for the Inca Trail! I got a big enough tax return that my plane ticket to Peru is PAID for!
2010 is shaping up to be an awesome year for Ashley. I head off to Louisiana for a traditional cajun Mardi Gras this weekend (throwing chickens anyone?!). I pay my last tuition installment at the beginning of March and subsequently get to quit my second job, which then enables me to start up dancing again. At the end of March I'm flying to Washington DC for the cherry blossom festival. I finish school at the end of June and at the end of July fly to San Francisco for my graduation and a job festival, wherein I will shove my demo reel and portfolio at every recruiter I see. Then, August 6 I will board a plane for Peru for a twenty seven mile trek from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. I will eat some ceviche and maybe even some guinea pig (yeah, seriously), drink some coca tea and have a blast. Then its back home to start the serious job hunt. Then maybe, just maybe, my life will actually start and this purgatory stint in Texas will be OVER.
In not so great news, I am recovering from a serious flu. A flu so serious that in my multiple coughing fits, I managed to pull the muscles along the side of my rib cage. It is seriously one of my most painful injuries. It hurts to do ANYTHING. Argh. And everytime I cough or sneeze I feel like I just might DIE.