I'm home from Japan. It was a wonderful trip, but something happened when I came home that makes me very sad, which is why I haven't been posting. My partner and I are going through a separation. This is not something I plan to blog about here, though it seems important to share the basic information. We hope to stay friends, even perhaps get back together at some point in the future. I'm going to keep going to school; taking some time off won't really help anything.
Please bear with me, I'll probably be a little slower with updates for a while, but I promise to share pictures of my trip (and my loot!) as well as to keep going on the creative front.