As you may have noticed (or not...maybe I'm flattering myself), I've not been around much lately. I should think the folks over at
aren't chuffed about the unwelcomed new members piling up and I'm a truly sorry! Life has happened as life is want to do. I figured I'd do an update journal to keep you guys in the loop and then I can slowly reintegrate myself into dA society!
First of all, I GOT THE INTERNSHIP I TOLD YOU ABOUT. I'm so excited and even though I've only been at it a few weeks I've learned so much. Everyone is really nice. I'm loving it so much; working in the book industry has always been something I wanted to do and having the opportunity is like a dream come true. As you all know, I've been very low over the last year or so, but doing something like this is really helping. I feel like I'm actually doing something with my life.
Secondly, I've been arranging my modules for September and fingers crossed, I'll be on the children's literature course. I got my grade back from my exam/assignments cumulative score on Friday and I got a Distinction which is the equivalent of a university first or in layman's terms, an A! The first year of the course was tough; I was sick through a lot of it. I passed but I know I didn't do as well as I could, so - even thoguh this year has been really tough too - seeing what I could achieve has really boosted my confidence.
I'm also Nano-ing right now and you can read my story here ---> www.wattpad.com/story/17528287…
. I try and update regularly but mostly I'm just trying to generate words so I can actually have a manuscript with which to do something. Also, my Pinterest inspiration board for that story is here ---> www.pinterest.com/hldavies22/e…
For those of you who aren't aware, I'm now actively pursuing a career in writing. I've always wanted to publish but never had the confidence. I know I need work but I'm on the road.
I've also been working a lot at the centre where I teach and I went to Rome which was AMAZING OH MY GOSH I JUST WANT TO TRAVEL ALL THE TIME. My Italian is rubbish (parla poco italiano???) but I had so much fun! I ate real Italian pizza and went to the Coliseum ARGGHHHH.
In unhappy news, I found out I'm possible allergic to dairy. I've cut it out of my diet at the recommendation of an allergen specialist and after seven days can already see the difference. Which is annoying because I've had twenty three years to really developing a love for cheese, chocolate and a million other things I am now not allowed.
Every had soya cheese?? It tastes and smells like rotting feet.
Anyway to summarise, am I busy? YES. Am I going to be back soon? Hopefully. Do I miss you all? Of course.
Tell me in the comments what you're up to, and also what dairy product you couldn't live without!!