Tuesday, August 28, 2007
30 Days

That's how long I have left before I leave Memphis, counting today. Everything is weird. And I don't just mean for me -- there seems to be strangeness everywhere. Things are unsettled. Maybe I'm just projecting... but I don't really think so.

Anyway, I'm making steady progress, but I'm also feeling a lot of pressure. I've scheduled my first A+ exam for next Friday, and the second one two weeks after that. I have never been this nervous about an exam in my life -- not the SATs, not the ACTs, not my AP exams. I'm a good tester, and it's nice to finally have another chance to use that obscure, pointless skill. But as much information as I've absorbed over the last few months of studying, there are so many fussy little details that still slip away from me when faced with a practice test question.

I don't think editing the MTC trailer is going to take all that long -- I have a good idea how I want it to go, and since it's just a teaser I can just hang it off some music for structure and be done. So I can probably get that done before I leave, too.

But those are still two fairly big projects to complete in a short span of time, along with all the packing and preparing I have to do. I've reserved a trailer, but I still need to get a hitch. I've got transmission work, two new tires, a tune-up and alignment coming up. I've got to redo my resume and find an initial place to stay in Portland. And then there are the squillion little jobs - paint this, re-organize that, sew my good backpack back together, update my address book, clean out my room, get a haircut, etc. etc. etc. In other words, I have 60 days worth of shit to do in 30 days. I have most of the week before my departure completely free, which I expect I'll need; until then, I'm studying and editing during the week, and packing and organizing on the weekends. That's the plan, anyway.

I'm starting to freak out just a tiny bit.
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