I usually don't like these sorts of journals. I prefer my DA to be a place of nerdy fandoms and fun without this treacherous fiend known as "real life" impacting on it, but I think you guys need to be in the loop.
This time last year I fell very ill with flu (it was the first year I hadn't been eligible for a vaccine and the flu hit hard across the country) and had to miss a few weeks of my course at university. It wasn't so long, but as it was my final year and I had a research project to do, I was basically told I could either restart next year, or fail. You really can't take a break at this level!
So, after a looooong break, I'm now back at uni for the repeat of my final year. This does mean I will be a lot less active than I used to be, and I'm now living away from my main parts bins. In fact, I'm told I can't even go home for the next month or two while legions of painters and builders swarm the place. So that's fun. Since my dad works for the Church of England, the house is given as part of the job, and it's maintained by the diocese. Said diocese is veeeery stingy when it comes to doing repairs (we've been waiting for 8 years for some), but when a guy came around and realised the roof was about to collapse, we suddenly had ALL THE PEOPLE. So yeah.
I have made a few MOCs over my break from uni and will release them when I feel like it (and when I've managed to edit them to my liking: my curtains turn everything pink). Apart from that the only thing that's really staying active is my twitter (@GringatTR) which is just full of random guff and gubbins that's vaguely bionicle-related.
Oh, also I had a wisdom tooth out a couple days ago and it hurts like buggery. Yaaaaaaaay.