August 26./

After class this morning, I went for a quick drive to Gulfport to grab some food and get hotel supplies. With the rigamarole of moving, I wasn’t paying attention to how long I’d be in a hotel. By the time this course is done and I’ve moved to Pensacola, I’ll have been in hotels for almost 3 months.

While it’s nice not having to maintain a house, and getting to travel for a little bit, I do miss having my things. I did laundry for the 3rd time in the last two weeks. Probably should have packed more than a week’s worth of clothes. Oh, and don’t get me started on eating out. It was cool for the first week but I’m getting pretty tired of take-out.

The bulk of today was spent going through my super hard drive. Before I left Hawaii, I merged 4 hard drives into a 4TB drive. For the last 6 years, I’ve been casually dropping data onto the drives without really organizing it. Now, if I could go back in time, I’d hit myself over the head with a shovel.

As I’ve gone back through phone pictures, I’ve realized that I have like 5 copies of each photo. It’s so hard to deal with data en masse. I’m no longer constrained by slow computers, it’s the organization that takes forever.

I also didn’t realize how much data I’ve kept. There are photos and journals and spreadsheets and videos. I used to do sketches of memories and dreams. It’s honestly a cluster to navigate.

While I’m trapped in my hotel room, I figure this is the perfect opportunity to start digging through everything. I’m sure you guys will see a lot of old pictures in the coming weeks. Speaking of which, here are a few from the parks in Charleston:

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