@katiekate i love the hairpin and all but i would actually go to billfold meetups. we need to make that shit happen.
@Stina Agreed. Honestly Logan, the Billfold, and your posts in particular, have kept me functional, alive, and pulled me out of some deep, deep depressive moments in the past year. This blog is a lifeline when going through a period of insane personal debt, unemployment, Depression & Anxiety, and just in general feeling like a horrible failed waste of space. PLEASE, know that your writing is hilarious, smart, caring, and reflective. You seem like a great person.
@Claire Henry@twitter i love this!
@Penelope Pine I would imagine that having a really shitty life and being depressed are positively correlated
@Lily Rowan Right? I mean I'm probably just as broke as she is and i have an Ivy League MA in Arts Education and work five jobs (three volunteer). I mean, the arts just don't pay, hon! That said yes, I appreciate her attitude. It seems like shes getting her first reality check and handling it well. Probably where I was at her age, honestly. I can't judge!
As someone who is in a similar position - but working in arts education/programming/admin - i've been thrust unwillingly into the life of a starving artist. I hang out with a lot of artist friends who are trying to make it work. This girl is incredibly naive - which she admits, but hasn't seemed to integrate that knowledge into how she thinks about her life. Those friends who make it work? They are successful artists. They are what successful artists have ALWAYS BEEN. I mean, imagine this article if it were a struggling artist resentful that they haven't won a part in a tv show three years after college graduation? That said, this girl is clearly pretty awesome and is simply young so I will say this: If you don't want to live like your "successful" artist friends, then you are in trouble. If you do? Then you'll make it. You'll make a life. But what do you want?
Ohhhhh it doesn't last long, friend.
Or rent your DVDs from the independent rental place in town, if you have one! Local Movie-ways!
A friend and I bought two airplane bottles of Fireball to spike our apple cider while we walked around the neighborhood recently. We made a a lot of honest giggling and feeling like bad girls at the grocery store and the young girl checking us out was so embarrassed for us. IT WAS AWESOME AND WE FELT SO OLD. I love my thirties.