Listening to: "You Belong to Me" - Patsy Cline
Reading: "I'll Give You the Sun" - Jandy Nelson
Watching: Masters of Sex
Playing: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMix
Drinking: Mountain Dew Voltage
Damn. It feels like it's both been forever since I joined this site and no time at all.
Sorry I don't update my journals too often. Life is crazy but I feel something of an obligation to update you guys every once in a while on my life and creative pursuits. So when better to do that that my eight year anniversary of joining this site, eh?
Well I'll just start with what you guys might not know.
The last journal I did that involved life-updatey stuff talked about how I got fired from an OfficeMax but that everything was cool because I got reinstated. Well...history really loves to repeat itself. I got fired again over the exact same technicality. This time, though, I didn't fight it. After I got fired in February, my brother's girlfriend mentioned there was an opening at her work that was mine if I wanted it. So I took the opportunity. I really don't like the actual job itself; not at all. It's a web content/data entry deal but they pay me really well, I love the people I work with, and it's pretty damn great when I get past what I'm actually working on. It's also a commute of 35 minutes out and 45 minutes back (longer because of the delightful mix of construction and traffic on the freeway I take home) so I listen to audiobooks and nice music so it's really all time well spent.
The boy I talked about in that last journal is essentially no longer any part of my life now. He stopped talking to me in January and I didn't want to mess with someone who thought treating someone like that was okay.
I've been okay these last months. My art is strangely not suffering, despite the fact that life had been far less than kind to me. I'm rewriting Lucky You, making this the fourth draft, so I'm actually very very excited about that. I so adore these characters and building them up higher and higher to a point where they're almost out of my hands feels positively wonderful.
As always, I wish you all well. Upward and onward, my friends. Thanks for eight great years. Over and out.