So short run down of why I was gone much, much, MUCH longer than I expected.
1) I got hired at a new job~!
Corporate Security was nice however I was scouted for a Private Military Contractor position due to my size and experience (though unable to get through boot camp for medical reasons in the military, a PMC is a tad bit more lenient... if only a few millimeters...). Right now I am guarding a nuclear power plant and am working on trying to get all situated in this new life of mine. Due to a confidentiality clause I signed I cannot divulge a name of the company since if I did I probably would be out of a job. The contract pay from this job makes my old one look sad so... I want to keep that.
16 hour shifts on average however... are not helping me. Not to mention for the last few weeks before this journal, I had NO DAYS OFF. 7 days of 16 hours hurts... especially when fully kitted out in a vest that constricts your breathing carrying cold weather gear to patrol outside in.
2) I'm in a new house!
Yup. Moved to a new location means a new house to match it. No thanks for taking a 6 hour trip to work every day... I wouldn't ever be able to sleep. The house is located on an island out in the middle of a bay? Lake? Large pond?
Hard to explain, but anyway, just out with water on all sides along with six other houses that belong to my coworkers. Guess one could call it my very own Sanctuary Hills! Just with less... well... things trying to kill me. The home is a two-story with attic, garage storage, loft, full basement, and three car garage. So pardon me when I say while I would love to commission people I still need to lock a budget down. Give me til the New Year.
3) I have been sick as all hell the past few days.
By that, I mean by even trying to get up out of a bed I have been throwing up, and the thought of that only makes me feel worse. I am literally typing this without trying to move my head... at all... It's challenging. The feeling I have is that my insides are on fire, I have utterly lost my voice, and any hope I have of motion results in puking, extreme fatigue, then puking again.
I have had plenty of soup, multi-vitamins, and have been good about staying in bed. So hopefully it blows over soon.
4) I have been trying to draw Christmas Presents in my spare time...
I wish I was kidding. It takes me about a month to draw a normal picture because I am FAR from good. Imagine trying to sketch with 12 hour days on average six days a week and then 14-16 hour days on average in the past month? Not much time to draw so the process extended about four more months. Still I put effort in to draw images for several people. I have four done and am trying to get one last one done before Christmas day. There are more eraser shavings on my desk than I can handle but every time I sweep them away they return in greater numbers...
So there's that out of the way.
I want to wish everyone a happy holiday and New Year coming up!
Special Thanks to and
Alie's basically been my big sister through this whole ordeal recently with being sick and the stress of the new job and let me vent to her while joking around. I don't get to talk to her much but every little interaction I have with her makes me joyous.
Spartan's been putting personal projects on hold to help me out and make sure I am ok. Thanks to him I have basically been kept from tearing out my own hair from sheer and unrelenting stress.
Happy Holidays Mk! One of my favorite people to commission he always makes me laugh and is quick to hear out my ideas and say if they are ok or need some more work. Hope the New Year treats you right Mk and good luck with all your projects!
Happy Holidays Osmar! Another one of my favorite commission artists to go to. I hope you and me can work together in this upcoming year, if Hiryuhime doesn't monopolize you once she's back on her feet, I did tell her you were probably one of the most quality-to-time artists one can find and fit her needs for art. Hope the New Year gives you plenty of business and you are graced with good health and plenty of love!
Me and Oki kinda fell out recently since I couldn't uphold a standard I promised. It was my fault completely and I don't expect him to really see me as anything other than one to avoid, however none the less I did not intentionally fall through since life just got hectic and busy between work, family, and the stress of losing some friends as well as him. Guess you could say I bit off more than I could chew. But I digress, I wish him a Happy Holidays and hope the New Year has him prospering happily with plenty of fortune and good health!
Happy Holidays Goku! One of the friendliest people I have ever met, he's quick to make me laugh and someone I confide in for many questions I have, plus he gives some of the best cuddles around. I hope to work with Goku in the future when I can and hope to give him some kind of repayment of the joy he granted me recently and over the last year. I don't expect to give it all back though since I go spells of time without talking with people since my schedule doesn't allow it.
I want to wish Hiryuhime a Happy Holiday and New Year. She's gone through so much recently with tragedy keeping her in a position like me, where we want to show we can be reliable, however are not since we have bad luck. Recently Hiryuhime had a fire in her home that burned two rooms down holding the belongings and memorial to her father. Before that, she was mugged in Tokyo and had a pendant stolen that held the last image she had of her mother. I really hope the New Year treats her right, she's too cute and when she cries it breaks my heart.
A true Happy Holidays to Aliessa is one with plenty of cheer, a bit of defiance, and in the end me giving her all the hugs I can. She's just someone I truly hold dear and hope the best for in the upcoming year. Honestly she's like an older sister to me and I love the synergy we have sometimes. Needs to stop being sick all the time though, she gets sick so often it drives me crazy, worried sick on how she will get.
Alright. Time's up.
That and this has taken me almost four hours to type up.