Every time I think about posting to livejournal I think "I have to catch up on the last X years" and the larger X becomes the more intimidating it is.
Here's a brief overview of the last several years:
Went from living on my own to sharehousing a lot (noteable mentions include bloodied_angel7
as Housemates Willing To Put Up With My Shit).
Casually dating aeduna
(amongst others, at various times, to very little drama and fanfare - being grownup is best) turned into something considerably more serious and now, almost 6 years in, I live with him - and Liz and their progeny (Hamish, who is 5, and Kieran, who is nearly 2) plus bjj_moves
. I don't know how I ended up in a long term poly thing that involves kids and pets and commitment, but actually it's pretty much the awesomest thing ever.
Still working for Big University, but most of the stress in my life in the last few years has been work related - badly done centralization, constant management turnover, massive redundancies, getting moved to a different office way further from home to do a job I was in no way qualified for with a boss who blatantly had a problem with the genitalia I possess. It all came crashing down at the end of last year and then totally turned around right at the last minute - offered a new position that I love, doing work that I enjoy and am good at, with people I really like. I'm sitting at my fancy window desk in my 9th floor office feeling smug right now.
My mental health has been really up and down the last couple of years - I've been at my best and worst at various points. I got a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis a few years ago and struggled with it, but therapy and medication and growing up have taught me that I need to work with my illness instead of fighting it all the time in order to get anywhere. I am trying to forgive more easily (myself and others). I still have my bad days, but I definitely have more good now.
Life is good. Really good, in fact. It can be boring and exciting and tiring and domestic and tedious and hard and fun and I'm still crazy and I'm still figuring out who I am. But.. I am happy.