Well hello everyone! It's been a while since I last made a post, I've been doing this a lot recently, huh? Well, I'm surprised to say that, despite any recent inactivity, I've been an "active" DA member for 9 years now... Wow! O_O Hehe, but I'm not gonna go on a tangent about how much DA has changed and all that, I've been doing that a lot with recent journals.
First of all, I wanna apologize for my inactivity. As you all know, my personal life has gotten really busy in recent years, and I appreciate you guys understanding that. But still, I guess it's more of an apology to myself as an artist and an active user. xD But I must say, of all the semesters I've spent in college the past few years, this has by far been the busiest!... Well, in terms of academics and school work. I dunno, I guess now that I'm really growing up and getting more experience, my studies have been becoming more "hands on," and I've been taking some more difficult classes for my major (international business). My God, it's been a really frustrating semester in regards to classes! The lineup included a macroeconomics class, a marketing class, a management information systems class, and a managerial accounting class. With courses like that to deal with, it should come as no surprise to you guys that I haven't been so active these past three or four months.
But classes aside, another reason I haven't been logging and responding to messages as frequently this time around is because of how ungodly slow the internet connection in our student housing is! I mean, it's not REALLY slow, but that's just it; it's a little hard to explain, but it's slow enough where it could go faster, but it doesn't, and it's just sickeningly-frustrating. That, and coupled with a slow internet browser has made logging on to DA in my down time more of a pain than a pleasure this semester. I know that sounds like a very petty and minuscule reason, but trust me, it can really demotivate you to log on!
But that's okay now, I mean, both the classes and the shitty internet connection, because my semester just finished and I'll be heading home for summer break the day after tomorrow. I still have a few loose ends to tie here; packing, checking out, saying goodbye to friends, the typical stuff. Despite how crazy-hectic this semester was, I actually DID get some drawing done! Now I know I say that a lot, but hey, it's true! I'll be sure to post them as soon as I can. I guess one of the biggest things that keeps me from submitting new drawings is that I'm just never satisfied with them. :/ After all, it's so easy to be that way just because I'm so out of practice with drawing and art! xD But I'm going strong! Like I said, 9 years on DA, hehe!
On a quick side note, this semester wasn't all stressful classes and frustrating internet; I had a chance to reconnect with some old friends that I haven't seen since my freshman year of college. Furthermore, I finally got a PS3 as a 22nd birthday gift to myself, haha! As for my story... Well, I haven't done much writing, unfortunately, but I've still been working on it. Speaking of stories and writing, I started a little online book club with my friend , hopefully I can get some inspiration from our reading material. Oh, and we totally need to have our first meeting!
Now that it's summer break, I'm hoping to get a part-time job (I haven't been successful in previous summers). My sister has helped me out a lot with a job, and I actually have a job interview next week thanks to her! I also plan to be more active during my summer break, I know I've been kind of a flake about activity recently, but I've been really motivated lately (it's just been hard to do anything, like I said because of classes and crappy internet). I gotta admit, friends like and have been really inspirational lately, here's hoping I can pull through! >:]
Alright guys, this was intended to be a quick update on yours truly. I probably left a few noteworthy (and juicy) details out, but I'll update again soon. You've all done a really good job of keeping in touch with me, I'm very surprised at how many of you all I have on Facebook or Skype, now! O_o Well, I really appreciate the correspondence, that's actually the best part of DA for me, haha! Okay, I'm exhausted to all holy hell now, and I'm gonna crash. But I'll be home soon, so I'll see you folks there! ;D
Thanks everyone, GL loves you!