I haven't made one of these in a very long time, but those of you who stop by every so often must have noticed I'm dropping things on here more frequently again. I've had a busy year, a many ways. Started my English Literature degree at Carleton University here in Ottawa (minor in Film). Did fairly well this year. Offered a scholarship and made the Dean's List. I started dating a girl back in October, and fell in love. Fell very hard. That's ended though, and while I was very far from okay at first, I'm come back into my own element since the break-up and am feeling very good. While she and I were dating, I did very little to vent a lot of my creativity, and while it was never her fault, I found my more eccentric side quite often very stifled. So in many ways, it's very good that I'm single again and free to be as silly as I wish.
I have a job. Not a very good one, but at least I'm getting paid consistently again. I work as a Lot Associate at the Home Depot nearby. It's hard, sometimes crippling, work but it's also satifying to come home at the end of the day and really physically feel all the things I accomplished. The people there are also amazing. Some kindred spirits, some challenging new perspectives, and some very cute girls. I even asked one out today (I looked like a jackass doing it mind you; I was all guido-ed up to look like a stereotype of my Italian heritage for multiculturalism day), but I was shot down. She apparently has a boyfriend and has been with him for three and a half years. Oh well, it was fun and I love making a fool out of myself anyway.
So here I am now. Single again, drawing again, improving again. Loving my life, but hating my place in time. Always looking for the next step, often missing it and stepping down too hard on the one after it. I haven't felt this much like myself in a long time, though. I feel like I've come home. It's a cold Coke on a summer afternoon and it tastes like my memories should.
Until next time!
Listening to: Rats in the Park - Death is not a Joyride
Reading: The Sandman: Volume 1 - Neil Gaiman