Friday, April 24, 2009

Can't seem to stay in one place!

Well, it seems things never go as planned. I'm not in San Diego anymore and was unable to find a place to live there. Now I'm on the road again, visiting my mom near Sacramento. I've changed the name of the blog too. It seems that a lot of the reason for my being unable to stay in one place is because of financial limitations so I've decided to call the blog How to Survive on $822 a Month. First, get a Paypal account so that your friends and family have a way to send you money because even though the government has decided that $822 a month is enough to live on, it's not. Get a cell phone that has a camera and a computer so you can look at the bright side through your cell phone camera and post pictures and stories on the web.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Goodbye Desert, Hello Ocean!

After a year of exploring the southern Utah desert, I am packing my bags yet again and heading out for Southern California. I feel like I'm moving from triple A to the Majors again where I will be able to go to Padres games and regularly attend the first church of Rock n Roll at places like the Belly Up, 4th and B, and Humphrey's by the bay.

This has been an interesting year and I have made a lot of new friends and encountered many different perspectives and philosophies regarding spirituality and religion. I've had the opportunity to play drums for bellydancers, guitar at a coffee shop open mic, and to read poetry for a large audience at a health spa.

I've also been introduced to Tibetan and Himalayan singing bowl meditations and met a lot of great friends through an organization called World Peace Gardens.

There is plenty to be grateful for during the past year and I am looking forward to continuing my journey to San Diego where I hope to continue with my writing and photo journalism as well as soak up the sunshine, the waves, and the mellow vibes.