I was and still do read like a crazy obsessed book junkie, but getting to the part where I share my thoughts with you, interact with you or fulfill my commitment as a tour host I really let myself and the Jungle down. At the end of 2014 I got into an wearing retail job for a very big company, that gradually drained the life out of me. I spent a lot of 2015 trying to get into Graduate jobs, or towards the end of it anything that was not retail. I worked ridiculous hours, was on my feet non-stop and coming home always exhausted and depressed. I had enough energy to eat something small and go to bed, all so the cycle could begin again in the morning. This led to me not posting more and more often, forgetting important tour dates and just ceasing all communication on social media completely. Finding a job after graduating is hard as fuck minions, and no one can prepare you for how freaking hard.
But I'm a positive person...usually...so I never gave up hope of moving on to better things, and I never believed for a second this is all my life would amount to. I had a lot of good times too, and I worked with some really awesome people. It's definitely something that puts life into perspective for you, and it was some much needed real world experiance. I just started to resent the crazy long ass hours I was doing, always being too tired to do anything even on that one day off a week, and turning my back on the Jungle almost completely.
I've been on here plenty of times during the year announcing comebacks that were pretty short lived, so I can understand your skepticism when I say 2016 is definitely the return of Alii. Because you see at the end of 2015 I recieved an amazing job offer working with the County Council...and get this...it involves being surrounded by books every day! *Whoops loudly*. As if I could I ever say no, I mean can you say dream job minions?! There are way too many benefits to mention, but the one I must mention is I'll be working normal hours where I'm not on my feet for over 10 hours straight!
Which means I'll have the energy and exhuberence I once possessed to post, and talk with all you kick ass peeps! It also means there will be tours, blitz's, reveals, interviews, giveaways...I mean you name it it's freaking happening all here in the Jungle minions. Oh and do not think I forgot about my Secret Project, that it something that has been on my mind a lot and I am pissed it didn't launch last year. BUT I can promise you it's coming this year, and it's a helluva lot sooner than you think *winks*. So not only am I starting the year with a fantastic new job, and a reunion with the Jungle, but also personally speaking my life is looking great and I really believe this is my year.
So stay positive minions, because anything could happen. Life is a freaking journey right?!
Keep a look out for more posts, and hey...I bloody love you guys!