Okay, so I'm still on cloud nine about finally being able to do the piercing course, and not only that, I've found some lighting to die for! For my budget, power consumption needs and aesthetic, they're perfect. Absolutely perfect. We might be buying them today, but if not, we'll purchase them another time.
I can't put into words how excited I am for the way life seems to be heading. Usually, whenever something goes right, something of equal magnitude goes wrong. Like a balance thing. So I'm a bit scared that something absolutely devastating is going to happen - things tend to go that way in my life as I said - but the fact I'm finally going to study what has been my dream for many, many years (my dream of dreams was to do piercing as a day job, and do amateur musical theatre on the side, guess I'll get to theatre later) is just exhilarating.
My fish tanks are also going well. I'm having some trouble getting over the first hurdles of cycling the uninhabited tank, as I'm trying to keep ammonia at the recommended level, but dosing such a small tank accurately can be hard at times, so sometimes I'll have too little, sometimes I'll accidentally dose too much and need to do a PWC, but aside from that, so far so good. I've got two tailbiters on my hands, which is a massive pain in the butt, but Falkor has perked up so much since being moved to the small tank, and Feyd... Well, he seems fairly perky now that his tail doesn't smack him in the face during his elaborate routes through his tank, with all the sharp turns, haha.
So there's some speed bumps, and some concerning things with the tailbiters doing what they do (I'm starting to join the masses cursing the breeding of heavy fins as a result of having two out of three take up the habit despite meticulous care) but as a whole, things are going swimmingly with the boys. And as for real life, also some hurdles, my anxiety has been playing up again, as it is wont to do when there's been far too many social engagements crammed into a short period, and as a result of that tensions are high, but stuff is going so well I'm finding it hard to think of anything as a bad thing, really. Dream course, hopefully leading to dream job, beautiful pets, wonderful partner, the only thing missing is oodles of money and a less cluttered/neater house.
I don't mean to gloat, but I'm fairly sure after the downward spiral I've been in since my early teens, that I deserve this period of happiness.