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Trev-MUNils_trevmun wrote
on August 26th, 2013 at 10:40 pm
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A little over half a year later ...

Hey, guys.

A lot has happened since the death of my mom. In May, I finally graduated from the college I was attending, earning an Associate's Degree after so many years of admissions hijinks. I graduated magna cum laude and as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, to boot. Yet despite that achievement, multiple times throughout the summer I came very close to winding up on the street. I'd rather not elaborate on it publicly because it delves into unpleasant family issues, but I will say that if it weren't for my (maternal) grandparents' intervention, I wouldn't be here today. I owe them a lot, and I'm very thankful they're still here.

So, where I stand now: I'm currently living in Oklahoma as a full-time student of Cameron University, pursuing the Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Design program as I'd planned to do since 2009. I live on campus, and almost all of the expenses (tuition, books, fees, etc.) are coming out of my pocket. Thankfully, I've got some financial assistance (not student loans!) that have helped take much of the edge off the cost.

I'm not out of the woods yet. In fact, things may get worse. I've had some distressing health concerns crop up mid-June that haven't gone away. Thankfully now that I'm living here at Cameron I actually have medical insurance and am trying to see a doctor about it. At present I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop; if I do get diagnosed with something serious, I'll make an update about it.

Beyond that, what this means for you guys: I can't make any promises about Ragnarok Wisdom. I really do want to get back to getting that expanse of missing comics uploaded like I promised on the 10th anniversary last year, but the summer and most of my time since moving to Cameron back on the 11th has been devoted to a lot of running around, taking care of loose ends in financial aid and admissions, things I've had to take care of in the student housing apartment, and trips back down to my former home to retrieve things I'd need up here. Heck, I almost had no time for coursework. It's been that bad.

I'm hoping things will normalize soon. Which brings me to something else: my new situation should allow me more financial freedom. I may actually, for once, be able to take commissions and even make Ragnarok Wisdom merchandise (not that I expect anyone will buy RW merch nowadays). Considering the expenses I'm shouldering now, in addition to the semiannual upkeep to my website, every bit of money will help.

So ... that's what 2013 has been like for me so far. I'll try and keep you guys up to date on any new developments.


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