I've been missing for awhile, lost in so many rabbit holes that I wasn't ever sure I'd find my way back again.
I have now moved back to Canada, and it's taken me several months to get back on my feet and find a job and apartment in an area where both are rare and valuable commodities.
I've learned a lot from this experience in self-imposed and painful growth, and those lessons have been shared on my most recent blog post if you're interested in exploring them with me.
I've also had the chance to write some poetry (about love, of course) and a short story that I'm quite proud of (do you like twists?). I'll link to the story here and you can check out the other posts along with it.
For those of you who have been following me since the beginning, would you believe that I know do my translation for paying clients on a freelance basis? That's right, those years and years of translating for this community (for free, using my very limited free time) finally culminated in a career, the likes of which I am proud of having achieved despite its relative obscurity and newness. I guess it just goes to show that you never can tell where things can take you if you follow them far enough...passions lead to paths lead to perspective. Thanks again to all of you who supported me during that time, you will never know how much it meant to me to have your feedback and community in my life during a very dark time.
Please remember that you are always capable of finding a new answer in the midst of chaos and destruction; nothing is wasted.