I know I have been absent for a while, and I do apologize for that although I have needed the space. I have been doing a lot of energetic work; I am going through shifts and changes. I am working out what drains me and what serves me, what I can and am ready to let go of and what I am ready to embrace, and so much more.
This means finding balance in my life and how to keep equilibrium and strive for it. Now, I do not mean to say that I am not doing well because in fact I am great and I've never felt happier; I am more purpose-driven and aligned + aligning with and being my Authentic Self. I am so excited, so grateful and thankful for the changes that have already been made and for the changes set in motion! My life is significantly improving every day. (:
Part of the reason why I have been avoiding dA is because I had let it drain me, and by that I mean I let it take up a lot of my time and cause me worry and stress for not getting to all the deviations, Journals, messages, friendships, etc., in my inbox or even saying and doing what I meant to say and do in some instances. I wasn't doing what I came here to do, why I joined dA in the first place: to share my art, be meaningful, to encourage people and artists and make people happy. Yes, I have done some of these things, but I feel a certain spark was lost and needs to be re-kindled -- to really glow and be nurtured.
I hope you all will be patient and understanding. I hesitated in putting in what I have said because I am not sure how many of you are aware of some of the kind of things I am talking about -- or if that really even matters if you do or not -- and your reactions to this. Ultimately I decided that this is for me, just as much as it is for you, and that it is healing and strong to say this--to speak one's Truth, in all its forms.