Uhhh guess I missed a year.
I dunno who follows me anymore but I still float around and check my messages every month or so. And look! Drawings! Nothing particularly special or serious but I'm getting into it again like I promised myself I would! And as you can probably see, I'm completely hooked on to Haikyuu!! It seems almost absurd to me because I hate sports, haha. I don't care about watching them and I don't care about playing them. But somehow in anime/manga form, it's just 100 times more interesting because you get a narrative that's easy to digest and a strangely diverse and colourful cast of characters. If nothing else, you get some really kick ass art, animations and OSTs. They're also the best subjects for practising drawing realistic muscles.
For anyone that cares, I've been doing okay. The usual occasional drop into depression or anxiety mode but otherwise okay. This past September I finally got a 3 year temp job position and escaped my job agency, so that's nice I guess. The rest of 2016 was just a blur, to be honest. Except for December where I decided to go to Game Grumps Live! in Chicago and met a fellow Gintabro and then to Tokyo for a week to derp around with another Gintabro at the Haikyuu!!, Gintama, and One Piece events going on at the time. I say bros but we're all ladies with the heart of Shounen Jump.
Man, January was such a slog but February felt like it didn't exist. How's the month already almost over?! Right now, I'm just chilling on my own as my parents flew my grandma to Vietnam for 3 weeks with the hopes that our relatives over there can take care of her full time. For the past while my parents had been driving over to my grandma's apartment nearby to feed and take care of her, and it was really stressful for both them and me (because when they're stressed, they take it out on me...) It's been really liberating living on my own and I've always intended on moving out at some point. Just dunno where or when right now.
But before that, need to get a permanent job whether at my current position or somewhere else. I've played around with the idea of becoming a Patreon artist or doing commissions, but I've never been really good at keeping my promises of drawings I wanted to do for other people. Maybe because I get nothing in return but at the same time, my perfectionism prevents me from drawing efficiently and quickly and on a regular basis. I get burned out pretty easily and when I don't feel like doing something, chances are that I won't do it or it takes up twice as much energy to do it.
Well I'll see how things play out. If I have my eye on a goal, I can get pretty relentless in chasing it so I don't have to worry about giving up. And if I really want to make something happen, I make it happen.
Cheers, and see ya in 2018 maybe.