...I'm actually joining in one of those comission raffle/giveaway things, and as a result I have to advertise them myself. So here we go:
In reality, however, this is merely an excuse to post a new journal entry, which I've not done for yonks...okay, where do I start?
Well, I've continually been travelling around Tasmania for musical purposes. I had a most amazing time at the Cygnet Folk Festival just after New Year's. Highlights included becoming besties with Mal Webb, participating in lots of folk dances, being an MC and moshing to the awesomeness of the headline act Afenginn. Since getting back home, I've been indulging in movies, chocolate, ice-cream, good music and a generally relaxing time, before I start touring around Tasmania with my band next month.
I've been dreaming up some new artistic projects, which actually take the form of written pieces of fiction. It's just occured to me that I wasn't enjoying this art form by the end of my year 12 English Writing class, because my teacher wasn't understanding where I was coming from and I continuously recieved low marks for my work. It's been just over four years since I finished year 12, so I wonder if that's how long my tastes take to change around? Perhaps four years after finishing uni (late 2016/early2017, I guess?) I'll feel like getting back into acting again?
I feel that I've emotionally matured somewhat in the last few months. Not sure why I said that in the first place, as I can't really elaborate on it much; I don't know how to explain what I mean. Perhaps I'm becoming more aware of how fellow human beings operate: very similarly, and yet totally differently to me at the same time! I may or may not be learning how to deal with these differences better than I could before. Also lyrics in so many songs which before meant nothing to me suddenly seem to take on the most potent meanings, perhaps because as I grow as a person and experience more of what life has to offer, good or bad, I can now relate more...many's the time I find myself thinking "so THAT's what so-and-so meant when he/she wrote that song" these days.
Despite my over-emotional and clichéd faffing, basically I'm still creating in some way or another...and learning to speak Swedish and Dutch in between it all.
How was Christmas and New Year's for everyone?
Happy Australia Day to you all for tomorrow, as well.