Hello everyone! How have you been rollin'?
I know I have been a terrible person for not updating anything and not giving you the drawings I owe. Believe me I feel bad about it!
As always I have excuses for my behaviour. In my last journal (I think) I said that i was very busy with school. Well, this still stands! Really, I have been with work pouring out of every hole I have in my body. I have been constantly under a lot of stress and hardships since the las time I took time to talk with you guys; both emotionally and physically.
Why do I mention this? Well, first things first. I've had some family problems, specially with my father and some aunts. Long story short, my dad got divorced and underwent a terrible period of depression; he's blind and has some major health problems, so most of the time I was there I had to help him do most of the stuff he'd normally do alone. It's not as difficult as it sounds, and it's certainly no tragedy, but I didn't have much time for myself. He's fine though. The thing with my aunts only got me preoccupied.
This period of time has been physically tiring because my school is really strict and they make us work really hard. I've had to do 5 expositions per week for the last 6 months or so, and on top of that I've had university entrance exams and language proficiency exams along with my normal exams OTL. I passed both my language proficiency exams, though!! I still don't know about the University ones hahaha. I've been stressed out of my mind!
Stress not withstanding; I have told you all about my medical problems, right? Well, recently I had to undergo some studies (blood studies, MRI's and stuff) and the doctors found that many of my problems (dysglycemia, migraines and polycystic ovaries) were caused because I have a small tumor in my brain (under the pituitary gland) and the little bastard has been having a party with my body. Not cool, bro, not cool. so, after I got scared out of my bloody mind, the doctors found out that it was a good tumor, and that I nay had to take medicine to make it disappear.
Along with this, I have applied to two scholarships to Japan; one to the Ritsumeikan: Asia Pacific University (in Beppu, Oita - near Fukuoka) and the other one to Nanzan University (in Seto, Aichi - near Nagoya). This has been a long, stressful process, mainly because there have been a LOT of things I've had to do; like getting my academic transcripts ready, writing essays, asking for recommendation letter, that kind of stuff; and I had to do this while still studying! For both of them I've had to maintain my grades (Currently I have a 9.3 [Straight A's for my American readers (?)]) So it's been very hard to do everything on my own (my parents haven't been very supportive).
So this is why I haven't been around much. I have been productive, actually have drawn loads of shit. But I ain't got time to scan it, bro! I promise, soon, though. PROMISE!
ALSO!! GOOD NEWS! I AM ACTUALLY GOING TO JAPAN!! I GOT ONE OS THE SCHOLARSHIPS!
So, I mention this mainly because it's a 5 year-long scholarship and I won't be able to live like I've been doing up until now.
For starters, I won't have my tablet with me, neither will I have a scanner for the first year or so. I am also going to be living with a room-mate, not to mention I have to study really hard to keep the bloody thing. I have no money to pay for this University without the scholarship, so I will be more busy than a bee.
I will keep drawing, but mostly I'll post photos of my life in there and try to post some stuff.
So, that's all, folks!! If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a Message, add me on FB, or comment!