TLBainter

The Imperfect's Journal, in its entirety, is finished and published. At most, I'll go through and edit a few things here and there at a later date.
          	Over the next few weeks, I'll be catching up on all the stories I've missed during the months I spent without a job. I am so grateful for everyone's support.
          	Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

TLBainter

The Imperfect's Journal, in its entirety, is finished and published. At most, I'll go through and edit a few things here and there at a later date.
          Over the next few weeks, I'll be catching up on all the stories I've missed during the months I spent without a job. I am so grateful for everyone's support.
          Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

TLBainter

Hey all!
          
          Just a quick update.
          Work is insane, but I'm enjoying it. I'll have the brain power to get back into writing as soon as I'm out of training, next month.
          
          My plan is to write every remaining journal entry in November. I will post two entries per day until I am all caught up on entries (which will take a little over a month).
          
          I've missed all of you and your stories! I can't wait to get caught up in just a week or two. I'll be put on nights and will have more free time to read, comment, and write!
          
          Thanks for your continued patience!
          Taran Bainter

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Hey everyone!
          
          This is a heads up that I am still alive (sorry to disappoint my enemies). I started a new job (finally), yesterday! These next four weeks of training will be grueling, but after that I'm going to start catching up on The Imperfect's Journal. I expect to be back in sync soon, though you can expect some time skips here and there.
          
          I am also excited to start reading your stories, again.
          
          I am grateful for everyone who supported me during this. Being jobless for three months is not easy.
          
          Thanks again!
          Taran Bainter

Johnuri62

Hey, so sorry to hear of your tough times. You’re an amazingly talented writer Taran. Never give up. Prayers and thoughts man. JU

TLBainter

@Johnuri62 Thank you very much! I really appreciate all of this encouragement, right now. I hope to get back into the swing of reading/writing soon! Thank you, John! :)
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Johnuri62

When I come across people like yourself I only have to remind myself how other famous authors started. Stephen King for example. He was a janitor was her not? Look at him now. He would get up every morning to write before going to work. He never stopped wanting to be a writer. Believe in your talent Taran. It’s amazing ! 
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TLBainter

@Johnuri62 Aw, thank you so very much! I really appreciate you!
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TLBainter

Hello, my friends!
          
          The job market out here is not doing so well for people like me (IT with very specific experience). I am still hitting the pavement and trying to get interviews with places.
          
          In the meantime, to make ends meet, I've been doing some freelance writing and editing. I'm even planning on trying to sell some short stories to newspapers and magazine publishers, but that's a little ways into the future.
          
          I'm so grateful for everyone's support. Some of you have reached out to me here, on Facebook, and on Instagram. It is greatly appreciated!
          
          I've jumped back into The Imperfect's Journal. I'm truly sorry for being MIA. Hopefully, I can find time to catch up on your stories, soon.
          
          Thanks!
          Taran Bainter

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@triciabird Thank you so very much! <3
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triciabird

Aw, Taran sending a prayer for you. I do hope you find a great job soon. ♥️ 
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TLBainter

Well folks,
          
          Turns out Stonelock--the company that hired me--just wanted some cheap labor while the other guy was on vacation. I'm out on the street again, back to looking for work... again.
          
          I'm gonna be MIA... again.
          Sorry about this, I'll miss y'all!
          
          -T. L.

TLBainter

Hey everyone!
          
          I've got a job now. Still have financial stress until my first paycheck on the 15th, but I'll be back in the swing of things shortly.
          I'm sorry for my absence! Thank you all for bearing with me.
          
          Thanks!
          Taran

TLBainter

Hey all--
          
          I know this is roughly my thousandth time saying this, but things are still pretty crazy and I'm still jobless. I have a lot of interviews this coming week and had a ton last week, so hopefully I'll have something by next weekend.
          
          In the meantime, all my free time is being spent applying to jobs and studying up for interviews. As soon as all my financial and career related stresses are gone, I'll be back to reading stories and replying to comments.
          
          Thanks for understanding!
          Taran
          
          P.S. this is also another apology for how late my updates are becoming. I have them all written in advance, but it's been difficult to find time during the day to publish them. I also edit the posts on the day that they're published, so that's another chunk of time I don't really have, right now.

TLBainter

Thank you! I think I might have something--not exactly what I wanted, but it'll pay the bills.
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kacykrypton

Aweee, I’ve been wondering where you’ve been  I hope you can find the right career for you, and if not, just think of it as a stepping stone to get where you want to be! We miss you out here, but I understand life’s stresses. Best wishes, Taran! ❤️
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TLBainter

Hey all,
          
          Sorry for being MIA, everyone. I know I haven't been responsive and that I haven't been getting to everyone's stories.
          Job hunting is taking up almost every waking hour I have, right now. As soon as I've got a stable job, I'll be back in the swing of things. 
          
          Also, sorry I didn't submit today's entry til nearly 3PM. Again, kinda short on time, these days.
          
          Thanks for understanding!
          Taran

TLBainter

Reading, today! Finally.
          
          Things have been crazy, for me. Had a car accident, my work contract is coming to an end THIS WEEK, and I had a brutal outdoor concert. I'm exhausted and sore, but things will be okay, soon. Hopefully.
          
          Looking forward to catching up on some stories!
          
          -T.L.

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