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Hiatus? What Hiatus?

Alright, so it’s been a while. Life just sort of took over, as it does from time to time. So what have I been up to? Well, I suppose, lots of stuff and not much at all at the same time.

Anyone else still feel like 2019 was last year? Boy, time sure flies when you’re… stuck at home trying to avoid all other humans like there’s some sort of plague going around or something…

But I suppose I should back up a little to the Before Times.

I left this wee ol’ blog off at the start of 2018. 2018 was a whirlwind year of writing, working, and more writing.

My highlight of 2018 was definitely the creative writing program I took. I had an amazing group, an amazing mentor, and an amazing time. Shout out to all my fellow spec-fic writers out there, woot woot! That program led to several other programs I’ve now taken (and am taking) over the years, along with invaluable connections and knowledge.

2019, I learned how to ride a bike (and have been loving riding ever since), I travelled to Copenhagen (more on that in future posts), and I took several other creative writing courses.

Then 2020 hit. And I’m sure we all know what that’s been like.

On the whole, my transition to working from home was manageable, and in fact, I’ve discovered that I prefer it to working in an office space. I was the same way in university — I always preferred studying at home than at school. Contrary to what many other people say, I’ve always felt more productive when I get to be in my own space, plus not having to commute an hour each morning and each evening suddenly opened up my day so much more. I could sleep in somewhat, I could exercise, I could cook more elaborate dinners.

I’ve always been a homebody, so staying at home hasn’t been as difficult for me as I know it’s been for many others. I kept myself busy with a variety of hobbies, new and old. Of course, I kept writing, but I also coloured, baked, cross-stitched, and I’m even trying to learn Italian now. I worked throughout 2020, so I didn’t have a ton of spare mental capacity, but I tried to make the best of the situation.

And the best of the situation was probably when my boyfriend and I moved in together the summer of 2020. We found a great apartment, where we’re still living now, and it’s been a lot of fun living with him.

2021 was much of the same as 2020, but I’ve started focusing on script writing, and have been taking (online) classes on that since the end of 2020. It’s been a really interesting time learning all about the ins and outs of script writing, and I look forward to seeing where this takes me.

So that’s pretty much been my life these last few years. I’d like to start trying to blog more frequently again, so I look forward to speaking to you all again soon!

I hope everyone out there is doing as well as can be. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay positive!

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