Well it has been a while since I posted one of these. Just shy of two years by the looks of it and oh my has a lot happened.
I've fallen in love twice and had my heart broken twice.
I've been betrayed by someone I'd consider close to a best friend three times.
I've gotten a job that, while I hate what I'm doing, makes good money and has great hours.
I'm getting commissioned to write articles for actual magazines.
And I'm 9 months into a 12 month accelerated graduate program for an MFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment with straight As so far and a professionally done writing portfolio.
So that's basically where I've been but now my new years resolution is to leave the past in the past and focus on the future. I've resolved to spend more time with my close and cherished friends, to appreciate those who've stuck by me, trusted me, and understood my imperfections.
At the same time, I'm cutting lose those who are a drain on me. Fake, abusive, and toxic friendships where I'm the punching bag, merely a source of amusement for the other person, or they simply don't care enough to be a real friend. They're just not worth my dwindling time.
I'm taking a break from forum RP to work on my own writing projects and gaming for me. I want to be better to myself because I had a true friend open my eyes to the fact that no one can ever love me if I don't love myself. And I do love myself, I'm a damned good guy in the long run. I make mistakes of course, I'm only human, but I'm loyal and I'm fair.
So I'm going to play more video games and I'm going to watch more movies I've never seen before to expand my horizons. Please recommend classic or impactful films that spoke to you or that you feel play an important role in culture today.
Basically, I want to move on with my life, to crawl out of my depression and make something of myself. Hopefully my hard work will shine through enough to get me out of my parents' house.
And hopefully, over time, I can open my heart to a great woman who really deserves the chance.
Now comes a time for a shout out!
My friend AWildArtistAppears has been through a lot just like me and she's made a similar push toward the promise land so please, help her out by commissioning her to do some work for you. She has an amazingly unique style and a mind-blowing talent for bringing life to characters she draws.
Check out her commission info here awildartistappears.deviantart.…
She made this for me!
Also, have a list of other awesome people you should check out!