Hey guys, sooo I've not been on dA for a while, and that's because I've been visiting with family and friends for the holidays, doing some shopping, wrapping presents, and all that. And I might not be on very often until January, if only because I still have a lot of these things to do, and I've taken on a third part-time job that will finally put my family over the minimal requirements to negotiate with the bank on our mortgage (objective completed!
), not to mention the VP of the organization that hires me for my second part-time job has singled me out to spearhead some finance planning and the guy who hires me for my first part-time job reeeeally needs me to finish the last 15 pages of my writing commission by the end of the month, so yeah. Busy bee.
I've also just started school again, and am actually managing A's despite the fact that studying is relegated to the several hours a night when I'm not working or having head/stomach aches. (Before anyone asks, I still get very minor health problems from being semi-anorexic and gaming for 5+ hours a day back when I was a teenager. Don't do that. Totally not worth it.
Needless to say, dA has to take a backseat for a while, but I will try to get on at least every week or two and there will be exceptions for writing-related things. There will always be time for writing, betas, and reading other people's writings...it's just that conversations and the whole social media thing takes up the bulk of my time on dA. Artistry is also on hold for a bit, as it's gifting season, I'm focusing on making exclusive pieces for my loved ones, and those don't ever go on the interwebz for copyright purposes (or lack thereof). So it's literally JUST writing for now.
So that's my update. Sorry I haven't been on more, I keep remembering all my awesome friends on here and wish I could be here to talk with you all as often as before. But sometimes you just have to do what you have to do, and some things have got to give. Can't really help it.
(Things'll get better though, I plan to take a break from school this summer and take time to 1. learn martial arts, 2. dominate at Halo/COD/Mass Effect multiplayer, and 3. focus on my art, writing, and career. The third objective means I'll get to be on dA pretty much every day after work. Except for when I'm, y'know, doing Xbox and martial arts.
I'm thinking either straight-up karate, or jujitsu. )
Hope you all have Merry Christmases and a cute, fluffy, chocolate-filled winter!