Wow it's been more than a year since I last posted a journal.
Well, I'll start off by saying that a lot has been going on with my life since I last posted a journal, both good and bad. The highlight being that I graduated from college. It was a long and stressful road, but I'm proud of what I accomplished this past year and how I grew. I don't post artwork besides pokemon/fan art around here anymore, so if you're curious about that check out my tumblr
. I also had a busy summer because I was working hard at my summer job (which unfortunately kind of sucked but what can you do). Among other things two of my three brothers have gotten married and I will be a first time aunt starting this spring. So I've gone through a lot of changes and have been very busy this past year!
Now the not so great part of my life. If you've gone on over to my tumblr before this point, you'll have noticed that I haven't posted much of anything since May (and it's not because of other art jobs). I took a break this summer to destress from college, but then 2 months ago I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which is a type of cancer. I can say that in 22 years I've never had a serious medical problem, and of all the cancers to get its one of the most treatable ones. It didn't help, however, that I also had appendicitis at the same time as finding that out. I'm not looking for donations or anything, I just figured that I should update people who were my dA friends about what's been going on on my end.
Today was the first day that I logged back onto this website, among other computer-related things. And the more I look around and spend time here, the more I believe that now is the best time to say that I'll be leaving DeviantArt. Nothing dramatic or anything, it's simply that this site does not appeal to me anymore. It doesn't serve the same purpose it served when I was young, and the group I was hanging out in has been closed down for a few weeks now. Simply put, this has been a long time coming, and my last reason for staying is gone now.
Like I said earlier I'm on Tumblr if you guys want to talk to me there/follow me, and I'll still be here on and off checking messages. Just don't expect to see any more uploads from this point on. It was a good ride, but it's time for me to move on.