Okay, time for more ~fun news~!
If I seem like I'm going a bit back and forth recently, it's because I totally am! And that's because things keep happening that make me feel sad!
Good news first, though: I'm already making plans to start back up my convention schedule this summer, which means more making things. And Spring Break is coming up, and since I am a lame person without a social life that means I will be home working on cosplay for most of it! That's the plan now, at least. Finances are strained but I have a few gift cards from various things lying around and those don't use themselves! If 80,000 people can come together to beat a Pokemon game, I think I can scrape up like fifty bucks to buy some fabric since I already have the required patterns. If nothing else I can at least bribe someone I know to take a few snapshots of the old mysterious completed stuff I have lying around that I keep talking about. I can't just do NOTHING. That would be lame. Man up through that emotional weakness!
Bad news: here's a rundown of the last few months since a few people have sent me notes about it and I don't want to have to repeat it! Warning: it's actually kind of comical after a while. I won't be offended if you laugh.
-In October, the first car accident happened. First wreck I've been in since I was 15. My car got rear-ended into another car. V. stressful. The damage was minimal, but since my car is from 1998 and is worth practically nothing now it was labelled totaled and the other insurance company refused to pay for it. By the end of winter break, after a lot of heartache, it got fixed (by my dad, who glued the bumper back on the car). The incident was minor, but sparked off the start of a whole new bout of depression.
-In mid-end January the second car accident happened. A friend and I were driving the thirty to forty minutes it takes to get to a town of any size (because my college is on the side of a mountain) because there was a game we wanted to pick up. Despite the fact that no weather advisory warnings had been issued, there was black ice all over the roads. On the way back we hit a patch of black ice and I lost control of the car. We slammed into the guardrail multiple times and the front and the back of the car were almost knocked clean off. It was pretty lucky that neither of us were injured. I honestly don't know how we escaped unscathed; we probably should have died, or at least been in traction. After that the insomnia came back and the depression worsened severely. The fact that I no longer had a car and couldn't leave my middle-of-nowhere campus didn't help, either, nor the fact that I was suddenly dependent on my friend (who had a car of his own) to do a large amount of things. Financial Strain 2: Electric Boogaloo wasn't exactly easy on the mind, either. I also got rejected from my latest internship applications and loss of money +the prospect of an even more delayed graduation date + school and work stress + the season change caused me to get pretty sick. I was ill fairly consistently for about three weeks. Mixed in with snow days, I got pretty far behind in most of my classes. The fact that I couldn't work for a lot of it also caused me to lose even more money since I had repairs and a rather sizable fine to cover. Incidentally...
-Right when I'd finally started getting over being sick, I ended up with a pretty bad sinus infection. This past Sunday I took way more sinus medication than I should have so that I could go to work and a combination of the infection and the medication caused me to collapse (Of course I couldn't overdose on something cool, like heroin. It had to be acetaminophen and antihistimines). My coworker called the EMTs and I ended up in the emergency room for most of the night. I've spent the last few days snorting prescribed antibiotics capsules and trying to stay alive long enough to finish my midterms. Ironically, my dad switched jobs at the end of January and we ended up without health insurance for the month of February. The one month in my life I don't have have health insurance is the one month in my life I have to go to the hospital. OF COURSE!
-Finally, it's starting to look like, instead of graduating in Fall 2014 like I'd planned, my projected graduation date will be in spring 2015 because a.) I don't have an internship and b.) I keep being unable to go to class and I'm risking failing some of them. If that happens, I'm probably not going to get to graduate at all, which will make the last four years something of a waste.
So now you're all caught up and we're on the same page! SEE I HAVE REASONS FOR BEING ABSENT AND NOT DOING THINGS. I'M NOT JUST LAZY. ;~;
I swear I'll find something good to post soon! Somewhere. I might have to do some digging but I'll do it!
On an unrelated note, I deleted both my Tumblrs. I may remake them at some point, but I've never been fond of Tumblr and I don't update them so I figured it wasn't much of a loss.