It's hard to believe it's been so long since I've posted here. My last journal post was back in November! My life has changed drastically since then.
To summarize quickly, I started therapy for depression in November and I've been battling through my recovery since then. It's going really well though, so that's promising. It was very, very difficult in the beginning but I can see that I am making progress.
and I went to New York together in January! It was amazing, one of the best trips I've ever been on in my life. We saw Darren Criss in How To Succeed Without Really Trying on Broadway and we had hot chocolate on the red steps in Times Square, went to Central Park, toured the Museum of Natural History, we did SO much stuff in only 3 days.
My dog Haley passed away shortly after I came back from New York. It was devastating, like losing a family member. In February we brought a new dog into our family, her name is Maya. No one could ever replace Haley, but we have so much love to give that we knew we could give Maya a good home.
I graduated from college in April. It was difficult because I was dealing with the worst of my depression through most of it, but I passed all my courses and that's what counts. I won two print competition awards again this year so I was happy. I miss being in school now, being out in the real world is over-rated.
I taught photography for the first time in my life to grade 7 and 8 students in May. That was a nerve-wracking ordeal but it was actually quite enjoyable. Most of the students really enjoyed getting to play with the cameras.
I met both of my idols--Darren Criss and Chris Colfer--this summer. I'm still not over that. I met Darren in Toronto when he came for the MuchMusic Video Awards in June, and I met Chris as his book signing in Ohio in July. Some friends and I are planning to go to the Toronto International Film Festival to see the movie that Darren Criss is in in September as long as we get tickets, so I'm looking forward to that.
I spend most of my internet time over on Tumblr
now. I will still probably post stuff here sometimes but as you've probably noticed, updates are few and far between. deviantART used to be a huge part of my life, but things change as we get older. At the end of the day I feel like I've grown out of deviantART. Most of you that follow me follow me because you like my Marineland photos and that's fine. I like Marineland too, but I don't really post that much anymore. If you want to see MLC photos I post them all on my Flickr though. Most of what I am doing right now is professional photography work and portraiture, and crafting. Most of you don't enjoy looking at that judging by the lack of comments they've gotten and that's cool too, it's a different audience.
Things change. I've certainly changed. But it's been for the better. Time to grow.
Hope you're all doing well.