Greetings, fellow deviants and watchers.
I write this for some closure I guess, but mainly because I want my most faithful watchers to know that I'm still here, given that I've been quiet for some time. But it's like the title says: life can really take its toll.
So, let me bring you up to speed on my present life, since I was hoping to submit a lot of artworks and several writings these past couple o' weeks. I already have twenty drawings ready, a new chapter nearly complete, and several short stories already in the works. But recently I haven't had the time to commit to them due to college, work, and unfortunately, an absolutely necessary surgery that one of my family members had to go through.
College is the least stressful, since I'm enjoying two fun psychology classes that are important to my career choice
and eventual graduation
(though I haven't been quite up-to-date with my college stats so I know where I'm at with my college plan, need to check that). Work has been somewhat killer, especially since the work hours are now cutting into one of my late afternoon college classes
, resulting in me having to leave my class early to arrive to work on time or vice versa. I'm starting to think my store manager is just using me since I'm a very reliable and dependable person, but that does sound a little pessimistic, so I'll stop there.
Recently, my grandfather had to undergo brain surgery for a potentially-threatening blood clot. He stayed in the hospital for nearly a week, then was sent to a nursing
home but then had to return to the hospital again for a bladder infection he received in said hospital@! After it was treated, the hospital then said he needed to go, that he couldn't stay one more day. So we decided (and it was a very quick "decision", courtesy of the blasted hospital) that he would stay at my home. He is receiving hospice care and is daily watched by me and my family, and luckily, he's already making steady progress towards a full recovery.
All this has drained me greatly, hence the title. For the past two weeks I've been going to bed really late (like 2:30 AM at the latest), I've been feeling tired and sluggish, high on stress and nervousness, and really dismally low on money, given that I've had to support paying
my own bills, family bills, and now my grandfather's apartment rent
in his absence. All this has really drained me. But I'm still standing strong, and I know I've made steady progress on my art and life in general. All I need is a major boost to get me back on track, as well as faith and hard work to achieve such a goal.
So for now, I bid thee farewell. And to my watchers, don't despair. You'll see new stuff posted on my gallery soon. In fact, my 40k watchers should expect a new chapter of Two Worlds Collide in just a couple days, plus some twenty new Adeptus Astartes drawings maybe a week after. God-Emperor bless me and give me strength!