Greetings, I hope everyone is doing well.
I don't post journals as often as I should, I often forget to do them or am just too exhausted to spend a good hour writing something up.
In short, my wrist and sleeping issues have gotten worse.
For those who remember, a month and a bit ago I was pulled out of work for two weeks due to a strain injury from an accident at work the previous year. I was off for two weeks, then back on limited hours (2 days for 2 weeks, 3 days for 2 weeks, 4 for two weeks then back up to a full 5 day week). Things were going good, I was doing the exercises my physio gave me to do and being careful. But unfortunately the pain has started up again, beginning in my wrist as a dull ache that slowly spreads up my arm and causes a lot of discomfort during the day and has begun to once again affect my ability to draw. So I am currently debating if I will quit my current job (Housekeeping) and possibly look for something part time so I can focus on my art, building up a portfolio and also getting my drivers license. I am debating opening commissions or making a patreon mid July, depending on what i decide to do regarding this job.
Because I can't keep doing this to myself, this job is running me into the ground and I don't want to injure myself further and screw up my only potential career option...It's complicated.
Also - I will be absent from everywhere from the 13th of May through to the 25th of June.
Why? Because I'm going on Holiday.
To South Africa to be exact. I will be doing a motorcycle tour with my father. For those who are interested, this is what we'll be doing and where we are going:www.samatours.co.za/Pages/Vict…
Pretty excited, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me so I can't wait to go (even though my bank account is crying in the corner). I may be making a FB page to post photos / updates on while I'm a way, though it was originally planed to be shared with Family and Friends, if any of you are interested just say and i'll post a link before we head off.
And lastly - Skype.
I will be going through my Skype contacts and removing people who have never spoken with me / no longer do so. It needs to be thinned out because it just feels a tad bit awkward having so many people who are never online, or never speak. And most of you know I am utterly useless at starting conversations.
Also, If i watch you and you watch me (as in we both watch each other) feel free to note me if you'd like to add me on Skype. I won't add everyone though, so please don't be upset if i don't reply or if i unadd you later. I find it very hard to 'click' with people unfortunately, and some bad experiences with people i thought were friends has made me a bit cautious about opening up to new people.
The only thing i ask if you request to add me and i accept, Please for the love of everything be aware of timezones! I've had people messaging me at 3:00 AM when I've been invisible and woken me up / disturbed me while sleeping. I totally appreciate that you want to talk to me, but there are good times and bad times. I get very little sleep thesedays so if someone wakes me I do turn into a grump.
3 am is a bad time. I normally on from 10:30 - 11:00AM onwards and knock off Skype around 9 - 9:30PM my time.
Most of the things i do on skype is - Rp's, sharing artwork, general chat or shenanigans. I don't often participate in Skype calls (audio or video) because I am incredibly shy.
In fact i've probably only done calls with three people on my contacts list
New Zealand Time zone is UTC + 12:00
Anyways I hope everyone is doing well