Seems like I'll always be associated with that username
So first off, thank you all for the lovely welcome back! (I've already fallen behind with responding to comments. ) It actually feels pretty nice to be here again, though I will say straight up that I'm back part-time and can't dedicate as much time to being here as I used to. But since many of you have asked, I'll give you a little life update... there's a cookie at the end for anyone who gets that far!
Currently I am living on my own in a lovely little house by the sea in my hometown. I moved out of my parents' a couple of years ago and this is actually my third property, but I absolutely adore it here! It really feels like home and I feel like I can settle down and start drawing again (hence my presence here on dA). I have a wonderful boyfriend in my life too, and without saying too much, I am a very happy girl these days. Job-wise, I'm still working as a pharmacy dispenser but I'm not loving it as much as I used to and I think a career-change is on the horizon. I have pets as well; two adorable little zebra finches called Link and Squidge. (If you follow me on FB you'll know I had a girl finch, Zelda, but she died so now I just have boys). I got myself into the best shape of my life and I'm loving my fitness and feeling good! So right now, all is well in my life.
But sadly, it hasn't been an easy journey for me and the road to happiness has been a long one! I've had my heart broken, I've suffered mentally and physically, I've done things I'm not proud of and am not prepared to talk about, but I'm here and I'm alive and that's all that matters. It's hard for me knowing that I can't change the past, but I firmly believe that my hard times have led my to where I am now, and I wouldn't change any of it.
And to answer the question you've all been asking, am I drawing again? The answer is... YES. I'm not drawing as much as I used to, but I am drawing! Expect to see artwork now and again in your inboxes (but I won't be updating the comic as I simply don't have the time or interest for that anymore. Sorry Revelations fans!)
Well, if you read all that and survived, go ahead and have that cookie. I hope you all stay healthy and happy, and thanks for having me back!!