So I while I realise I haven’t been good at keeping up in my journal here, I do have a valid reason. I have been massively busy and stressed with stuff going on at work. I’m happy to say the stress has been dealt with and things are a lot more manageable now. Unfortunately, I have had to quit my apprenticeship. I can’t remember if I said I was doing it. It was a retail NVQ level 2 apprenticeship I was doing at work. It got really hard and I began getting so stressed I was making myself ill over it. After I decided to pull out, I felt a massive wave of relief, like a weight had been lifted off my shoulder. I feel it was the right thing to do, as being sick because of stress is not a great situation, and I can’t afford any sick days from work.
Anyhoo… besides all that, I have been trying also to keep up with my journaling. Sunday I will take some pictures so I can post them here. I’m also reaching out to people. I think I might have mentioned this, so I apologise if I am repeating myself…
I used to write to a lot of people back in my teens, all the way up to my 20’s. When I started working, that kind of went to the waste side and I lost contact with a lot of my friends, unfortunately. I am now back, wanting to write with people and have put myself out there on Penpal World. I really want to connect with like minded people, who are into similar things. I’m learning to draw, so I love that. I love Journalling and also music, TV, movies, writing, reading and collecting comic books. If you would like to become penpals with me, please drop me an email at and tell me a little bit about yourselves.

I’m excited also to share with you some drawings I have been doing. As I have said I am learning to draw, teaching myself on the internet using tutorials I find on YouTube. I haven’t yet made another video, simply because I am lacking in confidence. It takes me a while to build myself up to doing anything like that and while shit’s been flying at work, it’s kinda knocked me a little bit.
But hey ho.. I’ll get there.

I hope it’s not too long before I write here again.
You can see my drawings over on Instagram – @lifeinacartoon

Toodle pip


Lazy Days

I didn’t really do anything creative yesterday. Mainly because I need to pick up some supplies. I am trying to make some signatures to insert in my journal and don’t have anything.
So instead I spent the day playing video games. Uncharted 4, which I bought when it came out, but only just got around to playing it. I finished it within a couple days. I actually started on Thursday of last week. Although, due to work commitments I only got to play it for a few hours each day.

Today I have to go to work and meet with my Learn Direct Coach. I’m doing an apprenticeship in retail, NVQ Level 2. It’s only a meeting for a few hours, so I have the rest of the day to myself.

I’m hoping to be able to go into town to get some more scrap paper, but I’ll see how I feel when I get out of work.

I have also joined a Penpal site. I used to penpal all the time in my 20’s an I realised the other day how much I really miss it. I didn’t think people wrote letters anymore, but to my surprise there is still a massive commuity of people who like to write letters. I hope to find some interesting people who like to write as much as I do.