Hey everyone! Yeah, yeah, I know, a couple days later, but I still want to wish everyone a Happy Easter...those of you who celebrate it. I've explained it before, but I have to say again how important and deeply Spring and Easter is to me. Yes, there is some religious elements, but as I am not that religious, there's other reasons as well. Easter is a time to celebrate new life, new promise, new love, and new opportunites in so many ways. I love the weather getting warmer, I love how it's a time to be just a little happier and nicer besides Christmas. I love Easter and in my heart I always will. So Happy (belated) Easter to you all.
Anyway, besides that, there's not much else to tell. I'm still writing and working on Okami No Hime and I'm having so much fun. I did not get a lot of responses, but those I did get was very heartwarming, and I thank all of you who took the time and respect in checking out my writing. You make it worth it!
I recently went to New York City to visit family and friends I grew up with there, and it was fantastic. I was in tears seeing my old neighborhood and seeing what changed and what hasn't. It really puts in perspective of the old saying "You never know what you had until it's gone". I didn't know how lucky I had it in New York City, how easy traveling was there, how vibrant and diverse and full of opportunity New York was until I lost it. Living in a small town, you realize how much you took trains, buses, and taxies for granted and how convenient they are in traveling. You never realize how vital they are, how useful they are until you come to a small town that can't fathom those things, like Reading. But like I said, I had a wonderful time in New York and it was so amazing to see the girls I grew with it in elementary, junior high, and high school now having kids of their own. One sad thing on visiting is that one of my mother's closest friends....a woman who helped her settle in New York, is suffering from Alzhiemer's disease and it's already in the advanced stage. My heart goes out to her and her family. There were laughs, there were tears on the things I missed out because of leaving, but it was nice to go back and remember.
I've been job-hunting, and it's turning out a little tougher than I thought. I'm just glad I didn't quit my job so far. But I'm sure something will come up soon, it's just a matter of time and patient. Deep patience. But still, cross your fingers for me, okay? So that's about it so far. I wish I could say that I finally got a book deal and one of my stories is being published, but......I don't know if that'll happen anytime in the present. Thank you all, those of you who continued to support me. I'll do my best not to let you...and myself...down.