Boy what a start to a year (cry laughter) I have not quite experience such emotional roller coasters within 1 month ever since I graduated.
This month was... strange. It's technically is the beginning of 2018, but to me a new year doesn't really start until February because of Lunar New Year, and also my birthday (quirk of having early birthday I guess) so Jan tends to be a bit slow and unaccomplished in recent years. I tried doing many things and most are slow to come to fruition, or not at all. I don't wanna fall into a pit of depression this early in 2018, but maybe if I look at it as the end of Lunar 2017, I'll feel better haha.
It wasn't all negative, I played games, drew a lot (of things that I wasn't supposed to) and overall enjoyed myself art wise. And that one twitter thread did sent itself straight into the sun I still can't believe it.
I also started a patreon, I'll make a blog for that later once things get going.
Honestly I can't really remember much of what happened this month, seemed like so much happened yet nothing actually felt real. Maybe I've been away from human contacts for so long I'm losing grip of reality. Hopefully going to Boston in March for Anime Boston will anchor me back to reality a bit more. I wanna do a bit more soul searching in February, and really ground myself in which direction I want to take my career. AND STOP BEING SO DEPRESSES ALREADY I'M SO TIRED OF THIS GEEZ.
I've set some goals for myself in February and this time I really want to stick with them. (Back to Feb being my actual start of the year lol)
Anyway, short update, but Jan wasn't exciting or anything and I would like it to end quietly, in the very least. We still have another hour to go at the time of this post. //knocks on wood.
Oof, the Holidays rolled around and now I can feel myself with that Winter Sickness again, as I do every year. The perfect excuse to (sleep) blog.
December was.... a lot... I was unusually busy with a bunch of projects/freelance coming all at once. Probably cause folks wanna gift some cute art so I was honoured enough to be their choice of artist haha. I also ended up having a niece a whole month earlier than predicted, so that's that. Can't say much about stuff I did until later so not much regarding work haha. Oh yeah, I guess I graduated college and my parents became first time home owner. Fun -ish. (I can feel a fever coming.) I also finished 2 illustration books last year, which was an accomplishment of its all. I've lost all sense of time and can never just do 1 print ever again, everything must be a book.
Speaking of books, I'm making yet a new one. I must figure out this whole shop domain thing...
2017 wrap up was fun, gifted a lot and also got gifted alot. Maybe this was the year I got closer with a lot of loved ones, being the year it was... But I got a lot of things I actually enjoy. The highlight being Breath of The Wild which I saw more sunlight in the game than I do irl LOL. Finishing the main story faster that I'd like, so now I'm just roaming the world as I please smashing monsters in their dumb little faces for stress relief, it's quite fun.
I found that I don't have much to say for 2017, honestly. It was rather underwhelming and overall too stressful. But honestly, having fun? In this economy, Samantha?
Jokes aside I really do hope 2018 will greet everyone with much kindness, and may you have a gentle transition into the New Year. I maybe getting real sick real soon, but stay healthy and be safe if you do read this.