I'm sorry that I don't update around here that often. I just have a lot going on. So without further adieu, here are some updates from me:
-I stopped attending DeVry in March. Originally it was just to take a term off since I wasn't doing so well in the health department. (I'd been fighting a sinus infection for months.) It then turned into me just dropping out since I was no longer happy with the program. They were focusing more of the video side of graphic design and I wanted more coding and programming (which is what I told them when I first started). I'd only had one coding class an it dealt more with how to use Dreamweaver to do the coding for you, instead of doing some actual coding and learning how to do it. So I dropped it and...
-...moved on to a new degree! I am now attending Southern New Hampshire University Online and majoring in English-Creative Writing with a focus on Fiction Writing. Right now I'm taking a Humanities class (I just started last week!) and I so far enjoy it. I really love the text books! They are way more interactive than my old text. I also love the discussions and being able to talk about art and literature and just in general being geeky. I really think this is where I belong and that I'm finally doing what I've been meant to do all along. I really should've listened to the Universe sooner.
-In the health department, it hasn't been so good. After spending months dealing with a sinus infection and dealing with countless times of my old ENT shoving a scope and stuff up my nose, I saw a new ENT in May. He suspects that I may have a facial pain or headache disorder, so he referred me over for a Neuro consult. I am going to the University of Washington now, which is one of the best hospitals in the state. The downside of all this is that I cannot get in to the Neuro Headache Clinic until December, so I have to deal with the pain until then.
The second health thing is that my skin condition is once again acting up. My PCP referred me to a dermatologist at the UW since I won't let her cut open the abscesses in the clinic anymore cause they are deep and I had a really bad reaction the last time she did it. I can't get into the dermatologist until September.
Really, it's all just a waiting game.
-I have a second biological nephew now! (I say biological because I have two step nephews and one adopted.) He was born almost two weeks ago. He was early at 37 weeks and was a big at 7 lbs 13 oz. He has spina bifida and fluid on his brain. He has already been through three surgeries for putting a shunt in to drain the fluid on his brain: the first one put a temporary shunt in, the second one to remove the first temporary one and put in a permanent shunt, and then the third one took out the permanent one and put in a new temporary one. The reason the permanent one was taken out was because Conor (my nephew) developed an infection and it was around the shunt. He is now back in the NICU at Seattle Children's Hospital after having been moved from there last week and put on a lower floor. He is such a cutie and has stolen my heart! <3
While my brother and his girlfriend deal with that, my fiancee and I are dog sitting for them. Cloud is a good little dog. (He's a Chihuahua/Doxie/Mini Pincher mix.) We paid to get him neutered, deal with his fleas, and have blood work done to make sure everything was okay. We did this to help out since it would benefit all of us and Cloud is only a year old, which is a good time to do it if not sooner.
All in all, I think that's all my updates. You will hopefully be seeing new work from me soon. How are you all doing?