Hello, few remaining loyal followers,
As I have finally become healthy again I have decided to explain why I have ignored dA for so long. School was really difficult this year, a big adjustment, and though I learned a lot I lost an equal amount of sleep and was extremely stressed out most of the time. If only I'd been a little better at managing my time I could have been fine, but maybe three months ago now (right before finals) I contracted CMV, which is basically a viral version of mono. I barely survived my exams and slept for 17 hours a day and felt horrible and honestly just wanted to die.
After the end of school I started feeling better and my family took a cross-country trip to Colorado, where we have homeopath friends in the country, to recover. It was fun and a great experience (but there was very little internet, how sad). Now I am home and adjusting to my normal lifestyle and slowly regaining self-worth, though I wish my anxiety would chill out.
And speaking of time management, I think it is time I left deviantART for good. I made some lovely friends on here and marginally improved my art, but nowadays I'd rather focus on improving my skills as a violinist and school. I'm far from giving up drawing and writing, but I don't think it's adding anything to this community and it should be relegated to a hobby. I now understand I'm really not willing to spend the time to improve myself in these areas as greatly as I'd once thought, and after all there are only 24 hours in a day. I didn't want to have to pick and choose, but this seemed right.
If you're still interested in keeping up with me, feel free to send me a request or note on facebook (Emmachu Daly) or instagram (themewtwolady) which I will continue to frequent. Otherwise, to quote, this is adieu to you all! I'll leave this page up if you'd like to laugh at my younger self. Thanks for the memories, and really, they were quite great.
Love to you all,