So, yeah. Here I am. I swear I'm still alive.
I've been pretty inactive for a while and for that I apologize. I've, fortunately, gotten over the huge hurdle I mentioned in my last Journal of all the fighting my family and I had been going through. I was so relieved; the beginning of April was so hard I just wanted to cry all the time. But things have definitely improved! Mom's mood isn't the greatest all the time, but her emotions seems to be more stabilized lately. So thank goodness for that! Her pain seems to be increasing though, and it has us all worried. There's still so much I want to do with her; Hell, I want her to live long enough to see her grandchildren grow up and her hair turn grey. But that probably won't happen, so we just have to take one day at a time.
There's been a few changes at work, too: I now only work at my second job on Monday's and Tuesdays. I was so tired of working two 12-hour days a week. It was so draining on my physically and mentally; being away from my family that long at a time was almost as bad as standing on my feet and being tired. Plus, I'm finally in a better financial situation (credit cards paid down, woohoo!) that I don't need to work that extra amount to keep my head above water. So the last week of April was when I stopped, and I'll never look back! Good-bye 12-hour days, I will not miss you!!
Now, I'm going to mention something else here that some of you are already aware of. For those of you who know me on FaceBook or I've spoken with in private message int he last few months, this won't be a shock. But to everyone else, I have great news: I have a boyfriend.
We've been dating for almost three months now and I can't tell you guys how happy I am. He's been such a support to me and my family, and he can really relate to us because he's going through a similar situation with his own family. We can relate to each other in so many ways it's crazy. He makes me very, very happy.
He's pretty artsy too and I've been feeling more inspired lately because of that. I'm going to be working on some more pieces in the next little bit, now that I'm not working as much. I especially want to write more. We'll see how it goes.
Anyway, I just thought I'd give you guys a little update. Talk to you all soon!