Been a while since I posted a journal. Figured now was as good a time as any, seeing as it is officially 2017.
It's been a hard couple of years. After the roommate incident, I essentially crashed at a friend's place for 5 months, constantly waiting on another friend to save enough money to get another apartment with (it was only supposed to be temporary, like 1-2 months)
This passed March, I attempted suicide. I was hospitalized and admitted to the psychiatric ward here in Toronto for 3 weeks.
I've currently been on the mend, with only one relapse in June. I'm staying with my maternal grandparents currently, and I unfortunately had to give away my cats, a friend of mine took them in, which I'm entirely grateful for, as I am assured that they are nice, spoiled, and comfy.
Good things, however, has also happened this year. I have gotten engaged to the most amazing woman in the universe, my backbone, and my best friend. We aren't necessarily setting a date until we both finish school.
On that note, I have decided to go to school again, I am setting up my prerequisites currently so that I may take Bio-Medical Sciences in the fall at either University of Toronto, Ryerson University, or Brock University.
As well, I have become a zia (aunt in Italian). My oldest brother and his fiancée, had their baby born in June. Her name is Siena Maria-Nadine, and I have been made godmother during her baptism (they observe the Roman Catholic faith of my grandparents). She is the chubbiest, wiggley-est, squishy-est baby ever, and her mode of transportation is rolling instead of crawling, and I think thats pretty rad.
I am trying to draw on my free time, however, both my external hard drives with all my old pdf. have officially gone tits up recently, so it's almost like starting from scratch. I am also working slowly on illustrating a friend's children's comic, though that has been slow as I have been dealing with recovering, and therapy, as well as a job I started in Septermber at the Starbucks in my home town.
If any of you are interested in the shit I do, though sometimes not necessarily artistic, I update my instagram pretty regularly with pictures of my fiancéeès cat, stupid shit I find interesting and the occasional selfie: macmacsmack
That's all folks!