Life Update: I Moved!

Hello, hello, hello! It’s been two months, but the hiatus is over, and I’m back.

It’s been a hectic couple of months for me, so I thought the first post, post-hiatus should be a short update. I moved into a new apartment in a new city — in fact, a lot of things are new! For one, I adopted the sweetest, cuddliest kitty named Pika.

Because this is my first time taking care of a cat, I was a little nervous about making sure that Pika is happy in her new home, but she is much more confident than me: she adapted to her new home right away and gives me cuddles every day! It’s fitting that her name means “sparkle,” because her personality really shines.

I’m also coming close to the end of my second year in RWW’s creative writing MFA program. Soon, I’ll be diving head-first into my final year, which will be a lot of work but also a lot of fun.

What with the move, changes in my job, my new furry friend, and ongoing school, life has been pretty busy. But that hasn’t stopped me from thinking of new story ideas — just from actually writing them down. (¬‿¬)

I’ve got some (overly) ambitious novel ideas that I’ve had to break down in outlines, chapter-by-chapter descriptions, and even a couple of hand-drawn maps. What’s left now is to put words on paper. (I had a lot of time during a writing retreat to even churn out some pages, but I’ll get into that in a later post.)

I’m slowly adapting to the new life changes, and hopefully I’ll get comfortable enough with them soon so I can get back to a solid writing schedule. It’s been touch and go for a while, but with all the new stuff happening, I’ve gathered so many new ideas! I’m looking forward to fully exploring them.

You know, moving is such a weird experience, especially since this is the farthest away from “home” I’ve ever lived (it’s not really that far away, but still). Not going to lie; it’s been a strange experience, especially with COVID-19 still around. Thankfully, vaccines are being distributed, and I’ll get mine very soon! Still, it’s hard to get comfortable enough to really settle in when everything’s so new and different.

I mean, even my bangs have grown out. Things have officially gotten weird. ◉_◉

But new experiences can be good and can teach you a lot of things. Without new experiences, it’s impossible to grow — not to mention the limitation of creativity. How do you think of new stories if nothing new ever happens to you? I really do feel like I’ve grown, and I definitely have a lot more material to pull from so I can craft new stories.

In any case, I’m back, and the blog is up and running again! I’ve got some cool stuff planned, so I’m excited to get back into it!

Happy writing! And try new things! \ (•◡•) /

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