There are some nights that you spend with friends that make you feel like everything is ok, like the cosmic tumblers has clicked into place and that the moment is just for you and your friends. Tonight was one of those nights.
What started as wings and beer with my room mate Jacob turned into a bonfire with my other room mate Christopher and our good friend Murdoc (which isn’t his real name… at least not yet).
Jokes, talks about movies and music including really interesting tricks trombone players can do to play three notes at the same time, and some of the best hookah smoke we’ve ever shared.
I’m going to miss all this as my Portland living experience comes to a close in just a matter of days now. I’ll be visiting my sister in and family in San Antonio for my sister’s college graduation, helping her pack up and move and then I’m spending the majority of the month of may with my family. From there I’ll becoming back to Portland to start packing up, getting my life in order and moving back to my old home in the bay area.
My DJ career will have far more support there as I’ll have my own studio/office space, more DJing friends and venues I’m familiar with. It will also be easier to plan events and nights with them where we can make big things happen. Starting a promotions company with people I know and trust in the Bay Area DJ scene just seems like a smarter move.
Truthfully I am really excited about the move, even though it means leaving a city I love and friends who I adore. But once I get things together a bit more, get some money together, I’ll be able to come and visit for holidays and the like. I’m also very excited to be living on my own again. Having room mates is nice for nights like tonight when things flow the way they should, but there are some times when things get tense, and it’s hard to walk on egg shells for that long.
After my health/cancer scare and sickness issues my doctors came to the conclusion that part of why I was so ill was the pressure of living with people. When that all comes to a close life will be much easier.
There are other reasons I can’t wait to move. Certain relationships I want to rekindle, and friendships that I want to reinvest in fully. I miss my buddy Sean, my family and the ever lovely and amazing Grape Soda (yes that’s a person, she’s fantastic).
Expect a lot more mixes on my DJ tumblr and more vlogs to start up again. Things should be back to normal in no time.