I was reading in bed tonight and dropped my kindle square on my nose. No joke. How clumsy can one person be? Now I’m “enjoying” a wonderful 3am migraine and dreading facing tomorrow with not enough sleep.

I haven’t blogged in a while. The depression caught up with me and I barely stayed afloat and passed my classes. Luckily I am going to be graduating soon – I survived the most awful semester and came out on top.

I turn 29 in less than a week, too. Lots of things have been happening that I can’t really talk about just yet, but suffice it to say that the universe has decided that I can’t have nice things in my life unless I suffer greatly for them, and I’m paying the price.

I’m hoping to get back to writing about my life, and hope all is well to the few people who might still read this from time to time. Things have to start looking up soon!

Midterm Time

Oh my goodness, are my stress levels up right now. My body is working against me in such an awesome way (note the sarcasm) but I’m in the middle of midterms so I don’t have the time to stop and give it what it wants/needs.

I had a midterm today that I’m pretty sure I failed, given that I had no idea how to answer them. Being sick and trying to attend classes is a nightmare, though!

…I feel as though I’m just rambling on and saying the same things over and over again. This is what happens when I get the urge to blog, but don’t have anything interesting to say. I end up rambling about my life or my health – and not the interesting bits, either. Just the same old “I’m sick, I’m miserable, get me out of university before my head explodes” stuff.

Sales of my pixel art are doing well these days, at least. I’m surprised that they’ve taken off so well, honestly! I don’t really do any marketing or any tough work to do well, even though I should. I’m still learning and figuring things out, so I’m taking it slow. I’m not anywhere near the hundreds of sales per month that some people get, but I’m quite happy with my modest success! I’m working on building my stock up for this fall – I’m planning to sell at a convention and I don’t want to be rushing around last-minute trying to get things made and panicking. I’ll be working by then so I won’t realistically be able to skip my obligations and just sprite when I’m not feeling well, so I’m going to do the best I can to be prepared.

If you’ve got any suggestions for things that I can make, or things that I should change – please let me know! I’m always interested in constructive feedback, and since I’m still looking for things that will sell successfully, I figure every bit of advice will help.

I hope everyone is doing well and is less stressed out than I am! Just gotta get through a few more months and then I’m free!


I desperately need to study – I have two midterms this week and another next week, as well as a few chapters to read in my accounting info systems textbook. Somehow I’m just not up for it, though.

Time to get disciplined! Wish me luck.

Back to School… for the last time.

I’m so surprised by the fact that I’m graduating soon. Sure, I’ve had four years to prepare for it mentally – but do you think those four years actually prepared me for this feeling? It’s so hard to imagine that I’m actually going to be working every day again instead of going to classes and dealing with homework and group projects and the like.

Meanwhile, my classes this semester so far seem amazing. I’ve only gone to two of them, but those two are right up my alley – lecture-style with note-taking styles (thank goodness; I’m a note-taker and if I can’t take notes I see no point in going!), interesting professors who seem very nice, and interesting subject matter.

Let’s just hope my other two classes (which I’m going to tomorrow) have me feeling the same way at the end of the day.


Unlucky 13

My time at university has been full of some major ups and downs.

One minute I’m doing great: getting good grades (despite being sick and in pain constantly and having to miss class because of it), working hard, understanding everything, and setting a plan for the rest of my degree.

The next I’m doing not-so-great: a professor deciding to deny me the chance to finish the course, a class that I need for my degree not being available for registration, student loans refusing to cover my last semester because I’ve taken too long for my degree (four years for a four-year degree…), and the latest drama: a course that’s required for my certificate being cancelled and pulled off the curriculum for staffing issues.

I have solved all of the problems thus far. This one will be no different – all I need to do is change to the accounting version of my certificate and I’ve already gotten all of the required courses – but it’s the principle of things. It’s so frustrating that my degree has taken twice the work and twice the stress it should have because I keep running into these oddball situations that would never happen to anyone but me.

I guess it’s good preparation for the rest of my life, since everyone has to change their plans when things go awry, but I’m tired. Here’s hoping that I’m more lucky in my job search than I was getting the qualifications for said jobs.

A goldfish?


I had a dream last night where a big part of it was Mark and I playing board games with his dad.

In one of the games, we became goldfish. Actual goldfish, in bowls, and living like a goldfish. But only until the end of the game.

What on earth does this mean?