I heard back from the artist's community this morning! I overslept and when I finally woke up there was an email waiting in my inbox from the creative director.
"Hi Lauren," the email said. "We are excited to have you become a part of our community."
I felt a little bit like this cat:
Okay, so the cat is probably smiling because somebody told him he can has a cheezburger, but it's an accurate depiction of how I felt this morning.
I'm going to an open house at this place in a couple of weeks. Signing the lease in August, moving in on the first day of September. I'm incredibly stoked.
The rent for this place is really affordable but it still means I'm going to have to get a job. A job I can count on, not just an arbitrary gig here and there. But I will come up with something. I've got a month.
The future is slowly becoming less unknown. I think that's probably a good thing.