This time two years ago, I was getting though my final exams and about to graduate university with zero plans for the future. I spent nearly a year after graduation unemployed, fighting with some mental and physical health problems.
This time last year, I was just starting a course of moderate-dose anti-depressants and was about two months into my first real job.
This past year has probably been the best year of my life. My mental condition is stable for the first time I can recall. T is also doing better mentally, after starting treatment for ADD in addition to anxiety. I am deeply fullfilled and challenged at my job. All my friends who are in town live within a few blocks of our apartment. I've started playing video games again. I'm still decluttering and trying to take steps to be more environmentally conscious.
Our wedding is officialy on, slated for August 30th. I've decided to continue my tradition of sewing my own gowns for special events (though this time it's much easier because I finally have a dressmaker's mannequin!)
The zoo has been a little sad since the new year - Nobbers passed away due to kidney failure, and one of our mice recently passed from old age. However, three weeks ago we adopted a cat! A 5-year old tortishell named Jasmine - we call her Jazzy. Its not all sunshine and rainbows though, because she evidently has a condition where she still goes though heat even though she's been spayed. We're having our vet look into it, but in the meantime... no one got much sleep last week!
The weather this winter was insane - the ice storm, the sheer amounts of snow, the wildly fluctuating temperatures. The river that flows through our city is flooding, thought luckily we live far enough from it that we should be safe.
We went to montreal last fall for a wedding and for shopping at Ikea. I managed to replace nearly all our old Wal*Mart furniture with new Ikea furniture - trust me, it's a step up. We also visited the Biodome, which is breathtaking.
Mostly, I've just been taking things slow and adjusting to having a self-sufficient life with a normal brain-chemistry. It's one of those things that you don't appreciate until you've lived without it.
As for this blog, I don't know what will happen. I've been feeling the blogging itch rather a lot lately, so we'll see. No promises though, as we all know how this story usually ends!