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30 October 2015 @ 06:35 pm
publicSigns of Life  
The fact that there's no real internal record of the time you spend asleep used to really freak me out - if I could fall asleep one night and wake up the next morning with no true concept of that time having passed, then I was paranoid that I could wake up one morning and discover that years had gone by in a similar way. Time does seem to be flashing past; it seems only a month ago that I was making New Year resolutions, and it sometimes feels as though I'm just treading water. There haven't (so far) been big events that mark the year as different and new, yet I realised that there are small signs of progress that are just as important - if not more - than the shinier examples of change.

~ I've held down a part-time job, and been promoted
~ I've almost met my goal of saving a six-month buffer/emergency fund
~ I've kept up running in spite of injuries and illnesses and slow progress
~ I've read six books in French and one in Japanese, plus over 40 in English
~ I've spoken in, listened to, and/or read in French and Japanese every week, alternately (except for during the annual Harry Potter re-read :) )
~ I've been to visit my girlfriend's family in America with minimal anxiety, being more myself around them that I've ever been before, less intimidated and worried that they'd disapprove of me
~ I've bought new clothes (including Harry Potter Alliance t-shirts!!)
~ I've listened to new music (really into klezmer at the moment)
~ I've drawn again for the first time in years, experimenting a little with some charcoal that a friend gave me over a year ago, then going back to pencil
~ I've got tickets (as of five minutes ago :D) to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, despite the fact that the ticket website is a complete mess and it took a bloody hour, grrrrrrr, but also yayyyyyy!
Mood: contemplative
Music: An Awakening - Matt Berry
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You're awesome, Walter Kovacs: Hyde - 死んだ世界nefertari_nz on October 31st, 2015 12:41 am (UTC)
That sounds a pretty productive year, to be honest! How exciting about getting the HP tickets too \^_^/

*whispers* I'm going to be in your general part of the world in October next year, too. London specifically :DD

Caspian: Momiji; I love youpunkheid on January 1st, 2016 02:05 pm (UTC)
!!! What'll you be doing in London? It would be awesome to meet up if you'll have the time!!

(Happy New Year! I hope you've had a good 2015, and may 2016 be enjoyable and fruitful!)
You're awesome, Walter Kovacs: Hyde - 死んだ世界nefertari_nz on January 2nd, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC)
There's going to be a Hannibal convention near the beginning of October, and as I am irredeemable Hannibal trash, and it's the only dedicated Hannibal con in the world, I went FUCK IT I'M GOING. Going to meet up with a couple of others as well :D if you have the time and are so inclined i would LOVE to meet up with you while I'm there! The con itself is 7/8/9 October, but at this stage I'll be arriving on the 1st. It's all very exciting, I absolutely cannot wait.

Happy new year to you as well! I hope things are continuing to look up for you! My 2015 was interesting. Have yet another baby boy, so that makes 3 now. There's going to be far too much testosterone in this house in a few years XD
Caspian: Blushing K-sama! *explodes with joy*punkheid on January 10th, 2016 01:18 pm (UTC)
Zomg! What an incredible thought, that you are the mother of three wee boys :o :D I hope the labour was less arduous this time! If you fancy emailing, I'd like to hear how it's all going/be spammed with some more baby photos!!

Yes, it would be great to meet up :D!! With this much time to prepare I should be able to easily save the train fare and find a friend or relative who'll let me sleep on their couch! Woo! Is it fellow Hannibal enthusiasts that you'll be meeting? I've seen some cool GIFs on Tumblr but of course am too wimpy to actually watch the programme - I'm happy to admire from afar. What has sucked you in so far?
Caspian: Saor Albapunkheid on January 30th, 2016 08:13 pm (UTC)
I have been meaning for a while now to come back and add: of course, if you were thinking to come up to Scotland during your trip, that too would be awesome :D But I'm totally up for travelling down to London if that's the better option for you.
You're awesome, Walter Kovacs: Hyde - 死んだ世界nefertari_nz on January 31st, 2016 01:28 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to reply! The wee-est squirt got tonsillitis, which is super fun for an 8 month old to have, and time just got away on me.

I've sent you an email to the address that i had, let me know if it's changed or you didn't get it!