The Year 2015 and less time on the internet
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Published: January 4, 2015
Well this year was not such a great start for me, had to already miss a day of work due to a bad cold I spent all of last week trying to get over.  I'm still not 100% over it but at least I'm starting to feel better.  I want to apologize to all watchers looking for new pictures...clearly I've not updated in a long time, even though I do have some stuff I could put up.  Truth be told due to the fact I must decrease my time spent online, there will be much less frequent updates.  I will be coming on deviantart only to check on my group AnimalsofTheWorld and keep that updated as much as possible.  The problem is I spend enough time on a computer at work that I don't want to spend further time on a computer at home.  My PC is not the greatest setup either I have a tiny work space in my small bedroom and often sitting in the stupid folding chair I have (even with a cushion) starts to give me sciatica pain down my right leg.  It gets extremely uncomfortable working there.  My only recourse is to get on my laptop and sit on the couch which is more comfortable, but still, my goal is to spend less time on the computer. I have other things to do with my life and not to mention a plethora of health and family-related issues that's putting a bit more stress on me. One thing I will elaborate on is weight gain I've dealt with in my 30s....I need to lose a good 30lbs now and I'm looking into ways to start at that journey.  

None of this means photography is out of my life...hardly. I am not as active with that either lately but I still enjoy it and will probably get to visiting zoos again at the return of Spring.  Winter is not my favorite season at all, and like most people I prefer indoor activities at that time.

So all that being said, thanks to those that continue to watch me and support my group, I really do appreciate it and thank the deviantart community for all the happiness they have given me :)

God bless you all!  :huggle:                    
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Joxallta|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I'm sorry to hear that you're still suffering health issues and I hope you can work towards feeling better this year. Getting away from the computer should be a great opportunity to experience the world and community outside. You will be missed, and thank you for sharing what you have of your wonderful photography. All the best for many good experiences in 2015.

Regards, 'Helaris'.
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SilkenWinds|Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thank you!
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MagicBirdie|Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I'm fine with that :)
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SilkenWinds|Hobbyist Photographer
Appreciate your understanding ;)
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