Hey guys. I haven't been on the forums in a long time. I don't really know where start, so I'll start with the basics:
As some of you may know, I have schizophrenia. That said (AOL speak), I haven't attended a day of normal school in a long time; I've been tutored by a retired teacher (who's a sweet lady). My grades are terrible; I've become spoiled with being able to choose deep and interesting topics for my work, so when I receive work that's trivial, I tend to not do it. No one will really make me do that work, though, since it's known that added stress will agitate my illness, and help to induce added audio hallucinations... moving on...
I'm not sure if I've told you guys this, but I've been working off and on a video game. It's not programmed or playable, nor does it have graphics, but I've been developing ideas for it. Many of the ideas have reached maturity, especially the character development and the game system. I'm also maturing a lot as a writer... which brings me to my next point:
I think I've become a lot more mature, too. I'm not concerned so much with things that aren't worth the concern, and my care is reserved only for those who want it and/or need it.
I'm being Confirmed as a Catholic next week, which I'm excited about. For Catholics, Confirmation is an "outpouring of the Holy Spirit". To me, Confirmation seems to be like a constant flood filling a the reservoir in the heart, forcing the candidate to open its floodgates and letting water fill the land beneath the dam.
Religious development aside, I'm turning 18 in June. I'm not looking forward to having to sign up for the draft, but I know that the age is just a badge for possibly being a bit wiser. I hope I can wear it worthily.
I don't really know why I decided to post such a lengthy and personal story. Just promise not to make fun of me. :O