I appreciate that a lot! Every time I feel like messaging someone after a long time, I always get this feeling that I've been away too long and it makes me feel guilty enough to stay away. I'm understanding my social problems much more these days though, so I try really hard not to shy away if I can help it. ; ; For taking the time to leave me a message, you're a much better friend than I feel I deserve, but that just means I'm very fortunate, doesn't it? ^^
Its still been the same for me, popping online once or twice a year to check on people and things. I've also been playing XIV fairly often since the expansion lauched, so I'd be happy to do any cross server stuff with an old friend! I'm on Sargatanas server, on the Aether data center.
I have a occasionally slip into slumps of depression and exiety but life is treating me well right now, I'm still working and living together with my partner, a very socially awkward and cute lady named Liz. Haven't gone back to school yet, but things are actually pretty nice in my life right now so I'm thinking of enjoying that for a while longer before going back to school.
Its been such a long time that I actually can't remember what you were in school for. Last we spoke, you had just gotten your masters. What are your plans now that you're all ready to do your thing?
I'm taking a break from college while I decide if I want to continue for my masters. The last several months have mostly just been about work and keeping my social life intact. ^^;
There's been a lot on my mind lately about what makes things right and wrong and about the many possible opinions there are about things being focused on lately. I was pretty shocked recently about how blatantly racist, sexist, ect my parents and many of friends are and I was even more conflicted about how long it took me to realize how I carelessly went along with that for so long.
I used to actually think homosexuality was both a bad thing and something to make jokes out of.
In the end, I see so many opinions about controversial things, I think about them and I typically lean toward the concept that allows people the freedom to be who they want to be.
Much simpler times. On top of figuring out how much gold is a lot now, there's also so many new items to look at.
And items can be sold on the marketplace for Gcash now, too, which I guess is the medium for determining actual value?
I often forget that the most important part about Gaia has always been the friendly faces. It takes a friend like you to remind me of these things. ^^
Have you been enjoying college?
I find it crazy seeing how much everything has changed. Tips went from 25g up to 10k. Staff is so active now.
Been pretty exhausted, but I manage to find time to relax. I've settled in with a lovely lady and its been a couple years now.
My health still seems okay, and I think my anxiety has been getting a lot better.
I'm glad you left a comment, I almost left one on your profile, but I always feel so bad for disappearing on people like I often do.
I hope you've been well, too!
Wow, that's great! It makes sense that you disappeared from Gaia to accomplish all that. :]
I'm actually going through something similar.
I graduated 2 years ago with my B.S, then I worked for two years as a lab tech, and I just left my job there about 3 weeks ago because I moved to Chicago 2 days ago so I can pursue higher education as well.
That's the simplified version! Haha.
I also got married 4 months ago, so that has been great too. :]