Oh my goodness. It has been too long since I last posted. Life has been different, but better. I got a kitten and named her Bella. I added Siamese Algae Eaters and Neon Tetras to my aquarium along with some live plants and new filter media to control the algae. I also got a 10 gallon tank. My paradise betta died, so he got replaced with a very active female betta who is full grown. I have a male and a female betta in the 10 gallon tank. They get along fine and like their space. I added more decorations and furniture to my room. I took a break from bicycling, but I am back to it this week, I also have been eating clean organic food every day now after trying some really awesome food at Panera recently. I got into skincare and have my morning and night routine down. I am clearing my acne and using some of the best products available for the best skin I've ever had. Namely, I'm using Retin A, which is my most prized product for skin care. It has improved my skin dramatically.
I am also cooking and baking more. I perfected my Blondie recipe and now I'm preparing to sell them to the public. I also got into watercolor painting and got my hands on some Daniel Smith watercolors at an awesome price. I am trying new techniques with colored pencils. I really like what it does for my work. I am back to being social, but more on my terms and in a way that I know I can handle. So it's been good for me so far. I am still attending therapy, but now on different meds that I can take as needed. Depakote was messing me up after a while. Now I take a light pill whenever I feel anxiety, which is not often. I started taking excursions by myself to bookstores and cafes around the county. I decided to get a tarot deck and book on a trip to Santa Monica. It is helping me hone my intuition. I do daily readings. I have also been writing more. I filled my last Moleskine in 4 months. I am gradually building up to writing more fiction. I have jumbled ideas for stories in my head.
Things are good for now, and I am looking forward to them getting better as I finish working on my third book and start up my baking business.