Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! I was shocked to see how many people had visited my page to wish me a happy birthday, and it made me happy to see that you're still around!
I had a nice, quiet day with my grandparents and two friends of the family who came over for dinner and cake. My grandparents got me a DNA testing kit (23andMe), which I'm excited to try, and I'll be sure to share my results! My mother came over the next day to spend the day together, and it was really nice to get to spend time with her. I got to go beachcombing and visit the thrift store in the same day, which is crazy for me!
I'm sorry I haven't been very active on here. I've had a lot of changes in my life this past year, the biggest of which is that I'm single now. A few months ago, a decade long relationship, my first and only relationship, ended. I'm not traveling between homes anymore, and now live solely with my grandparents. It's been scary and a huge adjustment, but my grandparents and OtterWorldly
have been absolute saints throughout the whole ordeal. They are truly my rocks, and I'll never be able to thank them enough for it.
We've also moved. My grandparents had lived there for thirty four years, and I lived there since I was three not counting my times traveling between states. The business Grandpa works for hasn't been doing well for a long time, and we just couldn't afford it anymore, so we're renting a much smaller house for the time being, which we still can't really afford, but it's more manageable for the time being until we find something cheaper.
I've mostly been on Twitter these days, and I've been working on my first fanfiction. After that's finished, I'm hoping to get into arting more frequently again to create illustrations for it.
Thank you again for thinking of me! Motivation has been difficult, but hopefully I'll be around more eventually!