SO... a post to let ya guys know I'm still alive. The personal crap I had to struggle through (December - March) isn't over, but I managed to get free of my involvement in the matter. Now it's just been picking up the pieces and getting back what's left of my life (and trust me, you're better off not knowing what I dealt with; a deeply private mess I hope to never go through ever again). And through what I had to endure, it gave me a new perspective on life. I'm now doing my best to improve things in my life I've had problems with, learning how to ignore or not give a crap about any drama that comes my way, and learning how to tolerate being around people I extremely dislike (which has been hard, but I'm striving to keep on doing my best to stay calm and non-ragey in their presence).
One reason I truly started to feel better and "wake up" out of my depressed slump/social hiatus was being able to attend Emerald City Comicon and SakuraCon. Was kind of out of wanting to cosplay most of the time before ECCC and SakuraCon (though I did at the very few events I attended, but was not "in the groove" if you know what I mean), and going to the cons awakened my passion once more. Got the chance to learn some of those life lessons I mentioned, too, and did great things such as making peace with some friends I'd wrongfully cut myself off from. Another reason was thanks to my closest best friend (KiteSanjuro
) giving me tons of support and badly needed mental headsmacks once in a while, and for that I'm so very thankful. Also glad that we've grown even closer to each other as friends through dealing with that mess, and it's one decent bright side to it for which I'm blessed that happened. After all... the best kind of friends are the ones who love you dearly and stick by your side no matter how awful things get on the road of life.
Anyways, all that stuff aside, I'm hoping to get active on here again and post stuff to my gallery. I'm going to see if I can hunt down some cosplay photos that I've been wanting to upload here for a while (but it's iffy since I don't remember where some of them are...whoops). So expect to see some things from several months back pop up in your notifications in a month or so, and then after that I'll hopefully have some newer ones to add once that's done with. ^__^