Just a short update today. Finally I got a reply back from Freak Mike at the Swastika Freak Shop in Radolfzell, Germany about paying my tattoo. I’m gonna be able to pay it off via Paypal which is very nice and convenient as I can easily send Euros and it does all the conversion for me. I’m already considering how and when I will be able to go back for more tattoos by those guys.
Right now I am backing up all the data on my phone so that I can do a quick restore on it and set my new e-mail address as the default, beacuse my old one is just to cluttered with junk and spam. The new one is just for personal use which is nice, and less junk gets sent to it, although I am sure in time It will accumulate the same amount of junk.
Today at work I am going to go and talk to my General Manager about getting a promotion. I know I can do the job properly, and I know that I will be good at the job, the only thing that bothers me is the fact that I am planning on moving to Santa Cruz in January. The plus of everything is that I will be getting a small pay raise, and I will get some more job experience under my belt. The down sides are if I take the job and follow through with moving to Santa Cruz in January, I will more than likely piss off the management here, and will have a much lower chance of getting a transfer to a store in Santa Cruz, and if I do get a transfer, I will probably have to take a lower paying position because lead positions just don’t open up all the time. Although I feel as if even if I don’t take the position and I move to Santa Cruz in January I will not get a transfer, that’s just the vibe I get from this store and the management. So we will see, I am going to talk to him about it today, and hopefully everything goes good. I don’t plan on mentioning my plan to move to Santa Cruz until the very End of November.
In other news I finally had the chance to do some laundry yesterday, and it feels so good to wear clean clothes! I love it. But It upsetting because I know that in a few weeks time I will have to wash my clothes again, :/ Oh well, that is life I suppose.
For my travels, as I have mentioned before, I now have three options on the table for me, and three very good options. The first one, which I would like to do the most is saving as much money as possible so that I can go back to Germany and spend a year there trying to learn the language by immersing myself in it totally, and doing a little bit of travelling on the side as well. I also feel confident I will be able to find some kind of odd job there so I can make a little bit of money. While there I would like to get tattooed by the guys at the Freakshop again. We will see though, I have a year to save and plan for that. The second option would be just starting out on The USA for a huge cross country hitch hiking trip to see as much as possible and live a happy life like a hobo, and working odd jobs here and there to get money to fund further travels of the world. And the third option would be starting my travels in Austrailia with a guy I met while I was in Berlin this summer. He already put the offer out there for me for this year, but given my current financial situation and such, I would not be able to do that. So everything I am planning is going to start next year! I’m going to shoot for leaving everything in July, which gives me 10 months to save and plan. Sacrifices have to made to get what I want, and right now that sacrifice might be just staying in Grass Valley until the summer. But I’m gonna try and avoid that.
That’s all for now though.