1) Becoming a diabetic. I was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes when I was only thirteen…which means, since the end of March, I’ve officially had this for a full decade. Crazy! My blood sugar had been over 1000 when I was diagnosed, so as you can imagine, I’m very happy to be around to type this right now! (120 is a good average to have, for all you non-diabetics out there, so…um…yeah.) Diabetes is a source of inspiration for me now, since it's made me determined to include characters with diseases and disabilities in all of my projects!
2) Adopting the cutest dog in the world. Okay, I might be biased, but you have to admit that Brandy is pretty cute:
My mom and I adopted her from a shelter four years ago. While other dogs were bouncing at the fronts of their cages, begging to be chosen, Brandy was so shy that she stayed curled up in the back of hers and only crawled up to us after some coaxing. She’s now completely spoiled and—thanks to me—can give you a high-five whenever you ask for one.
3) Developing Echo Effect. Yep, April’s the month my Echo Effect characters first popped into my head. They’ll officially be a year old on the 15th. (Such babies!) I had been thinking about the Narcissus and Echo tale, one of my favorites from Greek mythology, and how it’d be fun to adapt it somehow. Long story short…it led to the creation of this webcomic. I haven't looked back since!
So yeah, I’m celebrating. Feel free to join me!