Haven't posted a journal in about a year.
Jeez, has a lot changed...religion, family, friends. I seem to have learned the true meanings of all three of those words.
So let's start on a basic update:
I'm almost at the end of year nine. School's been hard this year and I haven't been doing too well in my exams. It's not that the content's been hard, it's more I stopped caring about a quarter of the way through the year. And by the time I started caring again (about two, three months ago) I'd missed a lot of work I hadn't bothered to do, and so exams and assignments have been difficult.
We're moving house, again. I'm starting to feel alittle like a gypsy, haha. We're moving out towards the end of the month. I won't be changing schools (thank goodness) but I do think things are going to change. Hopefully, for the better.
I recently rejected Christianity completely. It's just not my thing anymore. I still believe in God, but I also believe in science and logic. I suppose I'm a Deist now, but that's not entirely right. I wear an ankh now instead of a cross. It just feels more comfortable, and more natural.
Towards the end of last year I had a massive fight and lost a few friends. Thankfully, now, I've sorted things out with most of them and we're as close, if not closer, than we were before. Some of them have chosen to keep me out of their lives though, and it did take me a while to adjust to that. Now however I'm actually glad for the change. It helped me wake up and change some things about myself, and I've definitely become a better person because of it.
This year, one of my elective classes was art. And oh my goodness, has it been difficult. I've always been positive I wanted to be an artist, but I'm practically failing the class. My teacher and I have had more than a few clashes on our ideas of "art" (Surprisingly I'm a lot more traditional in my views of art than she is) and we don't much get along, especially because I like to draw the world how I see it - realistic, but dark. My teacher takes a lot more of a sunshine-and-flowers view on everything, and always preaches on how art is linked to emotion, and then gets us in trouble when we try and create anything linked to our emotions. Seriously. Me and one other student have both been sent to the counsellor for "overly twisted and macabre art". I drew a zombie rooster, inspired by Shaun Tan. Miss seems to think "be inspired by" means "imitate this artist". I think it means try and imitate their view, but keeps things in your style and don't copy their work exactly. Lots of disagreements with her.
In more happy news...I'm an aunty! Again. My nephew Leland was born yesterday, and I recently found out my older sister is pregnant. I'm very, very excited. Now that I'm older I really do want to be involved in their lives...seeing them once or twice a year is not enough.
I'm saving up all my money so sometime over the summer I can buy X-23: Chaos Theory and Daken/X-23: Collision. I really, really am LOVING X-23's books. She's such a deep character and in some ways I feel like I can relate to her. Also, Laura and Remy have the sweetest relationship.
AND THE ISSUE OF DAKEN GUEST-STARRING THE RUNAWAYS COMES OUT TODAY I'M SO SO EXCITED! Anyone else excited? No? I'm the only one who reads Runaways? haha okay then.
And Runaways and X-23 will both be in Avengers Academy around the same time...I'm praying I get to see some Laura/Runaways action. My two favourite series together <3 <3 so much happiness!
Okay, that's it for my long boring rant on my life.