Usual yearly update and junk.
I lost two pets this year (started this year with four). A 10 month old, beautiful cockatiel who was very sick to start off with, I lost in July. And my beautiful, sweet, gorgeous small dog passed away in April at fifteen-and-a-half. I was and still am heartbroken that she's no longer with me and am having a lot of trouble coping with anxiety and depression without her here. Because since those mental struggles became more apparent and developed, she was ALWAYS there. And although its now December and it's been months, its still hard. I also almost lost my other bird, but she is still alive and kicking at 17 years old. She too was and still is always there. Her age is beginning to show.
Still at my full time job. I don't love it but have fallen into a state of automatic, easy work. Have learnt A LOT about myself (and more about computers) in the process. However the migraines are worse because of it, despite the fact that, since my last journal, I now get x2 injection treatments every three months in addition to the medications I already had/was on. But the company I work for is incredibly understanding. In my yearly review (and got a raise), they mentioned I'd taken 23.5 days off in a year so far - then said they didn't really care because they understood why and that I work really hard and even through obvious pain. So my efforts are being seen (and rewarded) which I'm grateful for.
Guys. I'm sick of migraines. 12 years now.
Book stuff. Made a lot of progress on The Thing actually, like, significant leaps and bounds (working on it in between calls lmao). And also sent the other book I finished to an editor! Got loads of feedback and have been reworking it, can already see major improvements. Intending to finish reworking it next year and throw it out there again, more motivated for it this time (I don't want to work in IT/customer service forever lol). A good friend of mine that I guess you could say I mentored (from ye olde FFN days) actually got his DEBUT NOVEL published recently! Hit the link to purchase it!
Hope you like space stuff! Film is still being worked on slowly where energy can allow it.
I am still completely utterly in love with my partner/soulmate who has just been so above and beyond. I can't believe its only been two and a half years, it legit feels like fifty thousand, like I've known him my whole life. He helps me so much that I just lkfajdsf9sdyfdsfsdflkj >___< I'm very fortunate. He's everything I've ever wanted. His band is doing well! He is doing well. He also helped me move out into an apartment and he should be joining me fairly soon. Con: AUSTRALIAN SUMMERS IN THIS APARTMENT, GODDAMN.
I guess the most important art related update is... after three years I've picked up 3D again. Very slowly. I'm doing 3D sculpting as it was the one thing uni never taught me and I'm enjoying it. Its like painting in 3D to me. I want to start trying to animate a little more again because, maybe I'm not ready to go back to it for a career, but I feel I'm ready and spaced away enough now to start trying again for a hobby.
Um that's all I really have to say for now. Happy holidays and stuff. Be cool all. RIP Kim Jonghyun. Wew for marriage equality in Australia. And fuck the heat. Peace.