Hey guys, Warrior here. I know it's been a while since I've done anything on here, but I'm gonna be explaining it all in the Journal. I mentioned in a status update a while ago that I needed a break from everything because of my stress levels, and even now I'm still under quite a lot of stress. But I felt like if I didn't share with you what is going on partially, it might get some of it off my chest.
Over the past few months I've been dealing with stress put on by my siblings, long before summer even started for them. My 5 year old sister and 7 year old brother have been really rude to me for a while, between their attitudes, not cleaning up, and they've been talking back to me a lot, even though I'm older than them. The people around me keep saying it's a phase they're going through, but they've been at this for 3 years now, and whether it's a phase or not, they've been really rude to me. To the point where i've had several major breakdowns.
This really impacted my performance in both writing stories and drawing art. I couldn't really focus on anything without snapping at them for ruining my concentration, and it was getting harder to do what I loved to do because of them. So I decided to take a break, because if I didn't, the stress was gonna keep building till I broke completely. I needed sometime to reevaluate my goals, and just calm down. But it's been taking a lot longer than I hoped for because my siblings have been rather relentless with their behavior. My dad's been trying to help a lot, cause he knows how bad they've been getting, but it seems whatever both of us try to do to get my siblings to change their behavior and attitudes towards me doesn't work. So that's a major reason to take a break.
But I am staying true to my word, and getting back into stuff once July hits. Some of you might've noticed on youtube I've gotten quite a few videos up from the flea market my dad runs (and I run a booth there as well). I still plan on doing more videos in the future, especially cause July is gonna be full of chances to get videos done (After all, it's Kitsune Kon next month, and I am gonna make the most of it!).
As for Deviantart and Fanfiction, I'm still gonna be uploading stuff on both ends, but as for updating on a schedule for Elemental... It's gonna have to be random updates, because it's hard staying on a biweekly updating basis with both my siblings run around. So until they're back in school, Elemental and all the stories I write will be updated randomly. Once September hits, I can get back into making a schedule for my uploads. Chapter 16 of Elemental will be uploaded on July 2nd, the first tuesday of the month.
That's it for now. I wanna thank you guys for understanding and respecting my decisions and reasons for the break I took. If you guys ever wanna chat, I am on here often, as well as on Fanfiction just doing random editing stuff (Freaking plot bunnies keep multiplying!)
Until next time, this is Warrior signing off. Catch ya guys on the other side of the nexus.