I got a couple of commissions! Just got done with one, and will start working on the other soon. I'm the type to have a hard time networking and making new contacts, so I'm definitely much happier doing work for people I already know. Seeing them happy with the work I've done for them is a great feeling, and as a plus, I get paid!
In general, as far as life goes, I feel that I work better when I'm casual about everything, mostly art (since I have problems coping with stress/perfectionism/self criticism.) It's going a lot better; I'm learning more about how to deal with it, and to just let things be instead of worrying. Many things that I've dreamed of drawing or doing, I ended up dismissing as stupid later on; now, I feel like I can tackle the things I love without being embarrassed as much
Speaking of, I was surprised to feel first hand just how much mood can affect arthritis pain. I would feel inflammation here and there, but when I was listening to music and concentrating on something else that elevated my mood, the pain just disappeared! I hope I remember this feeling.