Dare I say it?? I actually think I’m really starting to feel better, finally! It took equal parts medication and various self-help elements which I think I detailed in previous blog entries (increased physical activity, eating better, cleaning my rooms, being slightly more social, getting out a bit more, restarting counseling, etc.). I feel fairly good at the moment. I still need to get my sleep schedule back on track and get back into doing my art projects but still, I’m feeling much better than I was. So yay for improvement! I’m still going to keep up all the things that I’ve been doing so that I don’t slide backwards into another depression and try to get feeling even better. As I just mentioned, I want/need to get back to my art projects. That will be my next mental health/wellbeing/sign that things are good milestone. I also need to get back to creating new Sims 4 mods and content for all my Simularity fans!
I have all three of my rooms mostly cleaned up now. I mainly just need to vacuum them all one more time and get rid of my old desk plus a few other little details. I’ve already started decorating though. I’ve hung up some posters of my artworks that I purchased last year but never got around to hanging up until now. I found a really cool 3D Star Trek picture of the transporter room that when you move Kirk, Spock, and McCoy seem to disappear then reappear. I love that! So I hung that up as well and yes, I keep walking by it more than I have to just to see the 3D effects. I also finally framed and hung up a picture of a John Lennon mural that my cousin brought back from Prague for me. I’ve only been meaning to do that for nine years. I still plan to rearrange most of the posters in my bedroom around to freshen things up a bit and hang up more of my artwork prints in both my office and any extras in my bathroom since I have plenty of wall space in there. The big thing though has been curtains. I haven’t had curtains in my office or bedroom since before we painted my rooms in 2002. I managed to hang up a curtain rod and then curtains all by myself in my office the other day! I’m so proud! I’ll get to do it again when the curtains and curtain rod for my bedroom get here that I just ordered from Wayfair. I also need to install something I hadn’t thought of until the wind started blowing my new curtains all over the place and nearly knocking some of my Pops; curtain holdbacks! I purchased a set from Wayfair for my bedroom and managed to find a set at Walmart that match the curtain rod in my office.
I’ll soon have a second desktop computer though I’m not completely sure what I’ll do with it yet. Maybe I’ll save my main desktop for my art projects since it’s a beast of a workstation and use the secondary desktop for Simming while the first is busy with rendering art? I love being able to multitask! The second desktop is one I made for my dad (which he no longer needs) out of parts I took out of my main desktop when I upgraded it last year so they’re good parts and it made for a rather powerful desktop; probably more powerful than my laptop. I also found a really cute desk for 60% off on Amazon that ended up costing only $40 and will put that in my bedroom for the secondary computer to be on since there’s just no room in my office. Unless I move that bookcase… hmm…
As for my ever expanding Funko Pop Collection, it’s coming along nicely. I’ve managed to list a few extras for sale plus decided to part with one of my rarer Doctor Who Pops to raise funds for more Pops. You can see all that I have for sale on the Pops For Sale page. I’ve started adding, or trying to, some Pops that remind me of my childhood rather than recent interests. In my early childhood, nothing was more important to me than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!! So, I’ve started trying to collect those. I’ve got three, just need Donatello and maybe April O’Neil. After TMNT came an obsession with The Little Mermaid so I want to get a Pop of her too just for nostalgia sake. I also managed to find a Smokey and the Bandit TransAm Pop. I remember watching that movie hundreds of times as a kid. You can see my wish list of Pops I’m hoping for by clicking here. I’ve probably purchased the last Pop I can for a while. Now I just have to wait for the pre-orders to come in. I have pre-orders booked all the way until October of this year!
I’m going to try again tonight to open up my art programs and do… something… I’ve got plenty of ideas sketched out now and even have a brand new “Notebook of Ideas” printed out all nice and neat in my pretty decorated binder. Now to just open it up, pick out a planned out idea, and get busy turning it into an artwork! Now if I can just keep my damn anxiety at bay. On the bright side, my new Dream 9 Studios Instagram account already has 33 followers which is pretty damn good for a new account. Now if I could just get some people to buy some prints of my artworks that would really make my day.
Ok, that’s enough rambling for now. I need to get at least a little bit of something done before I go to sleep for the night. Take care and thanks for viewing!