The last couple of months have been an absolute wonderful time. For one, I opened up my sticker shop for business. LINK Honestly I never DREAMED it would be so successful right off the bat. Drawing has always been something I loved to do, but I fell off the bandwagon so to speak and stopped after I graduated high school. I'm glad I got back into it, and getting such awesome feedback from the amazing people who have purchased stickers from me, watch the page and adore the stickers I've done really jumps my creative outlet.
I am having so much fun.
My last post was about goals. Goals I wanted to reach. Things I was doing. Time management. So far, my time management skills have tripled and my organization is getting better now that I've been really putting in an effort. I've finally started a realism portrait of my (insert embarrassing fan girl status) favorite character, Yue. I'm pretty darned happy with it so far.
If things didn't get any better than right now, I'd be happy with them just the way they are. It's been amazing. And while I feel the strain still of doing doing doing, I've organized my time and energies positively and feel a different kind of stress. Is that possible? It's a happy stress. Happy stress.... Who knew that existed.
Gecko plans are working out awesome. Geckos are getting big, girl gecko breeders are getting to a good weight. They're eating so well on the Pangea Fruit Mix Complete, and our roach colony is also booming on the MS2 feeder chow so everyone gets food food food. Now all I gotta do is find me an awesome RED harlequin male. I would like one RTB, but I know what my odds look like on that one--similar to the Hunger Games. Not exactly in my favor. *wishes anyway*. Who knows. Maybe a special fairy sees my wish and will make it happen. Because my fairies are just that awesome.
All our quarantine geckos have been taken out of quarantine and are healthy members of our colony now, too. :) Everyone is in the same room, and that's really nice too. Not that it was much harder to have a little QT collection of geckos in our living room, just that it's one less thing I have to remember. Do gecko room, go to bed. End of story. No up stairs, down stairs, wash hands between, double check, then bed. Just bed. (I tend to wait till the last minute to do the herp room sometimes, so I'm often times up till 11:30-12 feeding, misting, and cleaning. PROCRASTINATORS UNITE!)
So up to the plate, we're still on for G. hainanensis geckos next season. That's the only pairing we'll have. I wanted to get my yellow Brindie girl on with someone, but it looks like we won't be pairing her with anyone for now. Which is fine. :) She'll be OK without being paired this upcoming season.
We switched nearly all of our geckos out of tanks and changed them to tubs instead. We only have two geckos of ours that are in tanks now. Our herp room is looking pretty good. Still small, but definitely more organized and easier to navigate with everyone in tubs.
My amazing-awesome-cool-best-sweet boyfriend and family managed to make my wish come true for Christmas/Birthday. They totally got me a laptop. So I can comfortably draw, edit, photograph, post, watch movies in high def wherever I want in the house. I am ever grateful to them. I keep on thanking them over and over and over.
Hoping things keep going well for me. We'll be rehoming our sold geckos as soon as weather cooperates, and so for now just hanging on. <3 Now all I gotta do is get a nicer car that won't quit on me anymore! Woo hoo! Journey keep on truckin'!