Friday, July 10, 2009

Personal situations update: July 10, 2009

Hello. Just wanted to update you and tell you that Saya is NOT dead... by an inch.

The depression came back, but this time I've really managed to overcome it. It has been a very chaotic month. I began to feel lonely and in desperate need to seek a girlfriend. My delusions had made me believe that I could never find a girlfriend (in part because of my own depression), but thanks to a huge effort involving courage, asking girls out through third parties and joining several social networking websites, my self-esteem has finally stabilized to a non-negligible positive value.

On the other hand, I got a job! And a very good one. Not very good financially speaking, but one without excessive stress and which will allow me to occasionally work SOHO (at home).

Today is one of those days. I got a terrible stomach sickness (I'll omit the gross details) today's morning, and I had to stay at home. Even with a huge pressure to have the work finished by this monday, I feel fine. I've also upgraded my copy of Code::Blocks (which now has a lot of very-needed features) allowing me to code without problems.

This is where things are getting interesting. The combination of programming seriously while listening to my favorite music at home, has given me a second boost in the desire to keep working on Saya.

Unfortunately, i have very little time left. But at least Saya is getting a ray of hope as an in-hiatus project. Don't despair!

Maybe in a couple of months, if everything goes well, I'll be able to get back to work on the project.

I'd also like to thank everyone for their kind words of support during my darkest hours. Thanks to you, and to everyone who prayed for me, I'm still alive, and kicking!

Thank you all!

Sincerely,
Rick.

P.S. Receiving some money would also help. If someone charitative wants to give a poor programmer some financial support, he's welcome to do so ;-)