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spinelstar ([personal profile] spinelstar) wrote2012-01-17 02:44 am
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Reeeaaalllly long time no see!

Helloooooo my loves!!! :D

It’s been what, probably five or six months since I’ve done anything vaguely related to LJ? I am soooo sorry for my long absence, but there were just a ton of things about myself I really needed to work out. I’m still working on it, of course, but now at least I feel like I’m getting somewhere. And I’m going in the right direction.

I’ve been getting a lot of support and connecting with people at my church, specifically the young adult group, which was one of my biggest goals after I got back from Japan. It’s been great. I went in hoping mostly just to make friends, but it’s ended up helping me so much more than that. I feel like I’m really starting to get to the point where I’m not just half-assing my relationship with God anymore. Anyway, that’s all I’m going to say about it because I don’t want to be annoying… But I do want to add that if anyone ever has any questions about Christianity or the Bible I’d love to try to answer them.

So I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy, and plan on continuing to do so. I haven’t been looking for a job yet. My mom’s starting up a non-profit costume rental business for local theaters, and I’ve been helping her with that. Basically we’re consolidating a few different costumers’ collections into one huge computer database for easier rental. So… a lot of data entry. Also, I told her that I’d like to learn how to sew, so she’s started taking me to classes. Other than that, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and now I’m trying to self-teach myself guitar. And I’ve been trying to go to the gym more, and Mom and I are thinking of starting a diet.

My sister’s still tweaking her book. She’s going to a writer’s conference in a couple of weeks, and her plan is to send out query letters in February (apparently that’s a good time to send them, when agents aren’t too busy). So I’m anxious to see how that goes.

I’d like to get back into RPing, but it’s starting to look like I might only be able to do so once or twice a week. If nothing else, I’d like to drop into crackchat once in a while. I miss you guys! How has everyone been doing??? Please, babble about yourself for a little while in the comments if you have the time. I’m really anxious to hear what everyone’s been up to. :3

What have I missed?
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[personal profile] camwyn 2012-01-17 01:15 pm (UTC)(link)
You should probably be aware that Milliways is moving to Dreamwidth. The most recent round of redesigns on LJ's part have been driving people crazy and making threaded RP much more difficult, not to mention the way popup advertisements cover most, if not all, of comment pages for users on Plus or Basic accounts. We don't have a specific date yet for the move- there's still ongoing discussion and preparation.

I can link you to the back room posts on the subject if you like.

[identity profile] mm-spinelstar.livejournal.com 2012-01-17 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
A link would be great, thanks so much! ^_^
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[personal profile] ceitfianna 2012-01-17 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
*hugs you* I'm so glad you've found people to help you and connect with. As Cam said there's movement over to DW, thankfully it's easy to get the same names and import characters' over, it just takes a little doing.

I would love to connect with you anytime and RP as well. Did your card arrive okay?

I finished my degree in August and now I'm working part-time and trying to find a job and also working on writing more. The writing is helping me not worry too much about finding a job.

[identity profile] mm-spinelstar.livejournal.com 2012-01-17 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw, yay! I'm so happy to hear you're doing good. Congrats on your degree!!!!! <3

And yes, the card and package both arrived okay-- thank you sososo much! I loved them both. You are such a sweetheart. <3333 I need to start figuring out something to send back. ;D

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[personal profile] ceitfianna 2012-01-17 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you and yay! You're in my thoughts and I'm a fan of mail, it's one of those little joys.

I am, I'm working as a reference librarian which I enjoy a lot but still want to be a youth librarian, job hunting is just work.
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[personal profile] sardonicynic 2012-01-17 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely to see you around and about, beebs! There's never any reason to apologize for radio silence; I am nothing if not a repeat offender, as life happens away from the keyboard all the time. ;D

So glad to hear you're doing well, and taking some time to suss out and balance what you want and need. ♥

As far as RP house-cleaning is concerned, word to what Cam said -- the game will be moving to Dreamwidth, and it's really simple to import any and everything from LJ. (There are several helpful back room and mod posts discussing the move, the logistics, and how to tweak your Dreamwidth layout, should you prefer a custom one.)

Hope you're enjoying a phenom week!

[identity profile] mm-spinelstar.livejournal.com 2012-01-17 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much! It's good to be back. ^___^ <333

[identity profile] kippurbird.livejournal.com 2012-01-17 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
*Flying glomp of HI!!!*

How are you!?

It's good to hear from you again! I'm glad to see you're still around and alive.

[identity profile] mm-spinelstar.livejournal.com 2012-01-17 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm doing good, thank you! How are you???

[identity profile] kippurbird.livejournal.com 2012-01-17 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, my life turned upside down and a half since you vanished. Definitely not something that can be expressed in a mere LJ comment.

But generally mostly okay.

[identity profile] mm-spinelstar.livejournal.com 2012-01-17 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that. :( It's good to hear from you, tho <33

[identity profile] kippurbird.livejournal.com 2012-01-17 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
If you're online tonight, I can regale you with the story of how Kippur's boss is an Asshat and nearly sent me into a nervous breakdown.

And it is good to hear from you!