Things at home have started to get a little hectic and I need to refocus my priorities. My mother has been ill these past few months and I've had to make some tough decisions as a result of that.
One of those decisions is to leave deviantART for a little while, at least until circumstances here at home have equalized. It's gotten to the point that I've pretty much stopped drawing and writing, but for the odd doodle once a week, sometimes two weeks. No writing to speak of, though. I'm clearly not one of those people who escape into their art when things get rough.
I feel I must apologise for my somewhat personal Journal entry. I don't like sharing personal information unless it's relevant—especially in a public place like a dA account. I guess I could just quietly have faded away, but I just didn't want to disappear for months on end without saying anything. It seems a little rude, doesn't it?
I don't know.
I'm just so very grateful to all of you for supporting me, so it makes sense to me that I owe you guys all the cordiality I can muster up.
Also, I've had it somewhat blow up in my face before whenever I'm not 100% thorough in explaining what I mean in an online context. People are quick to fill in the blanks, and I'd hate for anyone to think I'm leaving because of something that happened here on dA or because someone said something stupid or mean. I'm simply emotionally exhausted by daily circumstances and I need time to recharge and to be there for my mom and for my family.
I know you guys will understand that maintaining multiple online art profiles can be incredibly taxing on one's time. And you constantly feel pressured to output new content. Normally, I quite enjoy it. I love juggling things, trying to keep up to date with everything, surprising people with new pictures.
It's just right now, right at this point in time, I can't manage it on top of my mom being sick and having to figure out what to do with my career.
And that's okay, too.
For those of you who are interested, I won't be updating any of my online art profiles, Tumblr included. This will persist for possibly two to three months. I will not delete my accounts. I will be back.
I'll sadly not be open to any communications during this time (unless you have my personal e-mail or phone number) since I'll be quitting dA and other sites cold turkey.
Ugh, sorry again. I hate being like this.
I feel so narcissistic talking about, well, "me stuff", I guess.
I prefer to keep things professional, you know? *Sigh* Okay! Anyways!
It's not "good-bye". It's "see you later".
But I will miss you guys like crazy!
Thanks for all the fun times, my friends!
We'll continue them very soon. The day cannot come fast enough!
Don't forget me, guys, okay? I won't forget you.