Well.I don't seem to be doing very well at updating this thing of late. It's not such a pity, to be honest. I haven't been to any of the forums that you'd normally find me at either. I've been having a lot less internet escapism and have concentrated on sorting my life out.
I only mention this since it's almost the end of the year, and I feel kind of guilty about not talking to a lot of people, especially people who were so good to me earlier this year. I think I've done the right thing though. I am a hell of a lot happier now.
If somebody had told me I'd be where I am now at the start of the year, I probably would have laughed and told them to stop having such a twisted sense of humour. I wasn't happy, and I didn't think I'd ever be happy again. Part of me didn't want to get better, and that part was what I was paying attention to.
Now, I have my own place to live, along with my wonderful girlfriend (jendleberry
, for those that are interested.), who I love very, very much. I honestly don't know when everything turned around, but it did. It's a great feeling.
I've achieved a surprising amount this year. I have a new job, and my first comic work was published last month. (I probably should have said a bit more... It's the backing story in Spirit Marked, from Yaoi Press. It's in the manga section of Forbidden Planet. It was a surreal moment when I saw it in there. It hadn't seemed real until that point.) Most important to me this year is probably having met Jenny. It caused a lot of drama and grief at the time, but it was all worth it.
So, this is a year that, stress wise, I could have done without, but overall, I think it's been worth it. I would like next year to be alittle easier going though...