It is nearly the end of 2016, and whether or not your opinion of the year was good, there is a new year around the corner, and a new chance for redemption and change. Personally, the beginning of 2017 is not looking good, with work coming to yank me and my friends out of our peaceful hikkikomori lives, and the question of whether there will be enough time for drawing, much less regular social interaction. Money is good, don't get me wrong, but it's meaningless if you have no time for yourself.
That being said, I have decided to end the longstanding, unspoken 'Sakoku' policy of mine. Originally, I strayed from the idea of advertising or being open about my artwork, since naturally, a small dedicated community is much better than a large mixed one. Of course, that idea is worthless if nobody really pays much attention to begin with, and when your charisma is so lacking that you can barely hold a conversation, much less people's interests. I will try to be more open, but there is a very fine line for me between being recluse, and being incredibly overbearing and saying way too much, so please forgive me otherwise.
When it concerns what I have been doing for the past year, there has been quite a few accomplishments. I have finally graduated from college with an Associates in Liberal Arts, which might not be much, but is a tremendous achievement for me. Of course, I've taken the next two semesters off, contrary to what my family would like, because college was a terrible experience, and definitely not one that I'm too eager to repeat. I managed to also fumble a job within the local government office, mostly through family connections, which has somewhat upset me, since they have never really offered that support into my interests, but what can you do?
What is important, though, is that I have managed to set up a paypal account after several issues with the bank, issues with paypal in general, and just a really nasty bureaucratic mess. So, that being said, we can expect some possible commission slots in the future, although with the whole job thing, it is questionable if there would be ample time to really deliver anything. I'm sure it is not as bad as I am making it, but then again, I'm not so sure.
On a final note, I am writing this while in aching pain, a terrible migraine, and little rest, so I might be a little bit disassociated at the moment. I might not necessarily carry out things in a timely manner, but I really want to try, and more than anything, I really want to be that doujin artist I've always striven to be. Hopefully through some god, omen, or miracle, things will go my way.
Listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4twZvTU_Sc