My account has existed on this website for six years. But in those six years, I've been inconsistent. It's difficult maintaining a presence anywhere, whether online or with anyone in your life, full time. I thought it would be best to post a update...ish (honestly, I'm procrastinating on a Dragon Age 2 one-shot...heehee...this is what happens when you write a short story for a game you've never played! *evil laugh*). It matters not if people read this. I care, however, that i've taken the time to write it. That's all the satisfaction I need.
I've given on up drawing entirely. A friend I knew years ago was astounding, and I believed if I tried, I could become as good as her one day. Eventually, I discovered I had neither the patience, nor the desire to improve the skill. Sometimes, it takes years and years and years to develop a skill that doesn't come naturally. And since drawing wasn't natural in the least, i grew frustrated and agitated. After trying for a year or two with little to no improvement, I decided to leave that skill alone. I daresay, I wish I could draw. I see the art on here, and it would be lovely to draw as some users do. And to draw some stuff for fandoms, or original pieces. But not everything is meant to be, and i'm perfectly willing to commission someone in the future (once I get a job, and paypal that is...but I need a picture of Solas...or Fenris...or Cullen...or original characters...or all of the above, mwuahahahahaha! ART FOR MY WALLS!!!!).
I also dabbled in Graphic covers that were created with stock photos and textures in photoshop. But like drawing, I wasn't satisfied with the quality. I tended to...copy people. Something I'm not proud of. I decided my skills did not lye in graphic design, and though I have done a little bit via College courses, I decided not to pursue. It wasn't worth my time and effort.
After that, I got into photography. I discovered that I had a natural talent and after pursuing it for a few years on the side, I went to school and got my certificate in Photography (I graduated with honours!
Only ten our of the thirty five in my class graduated with honours! Heehee :3). I'm looking to upgrade it at University. And i've been selected into the schools I choose. I hope to pick one this weekend.
On top of photography, my dream to write books hasn't faded. Despite the frustration and stress, writing has become a fall back. Not because I'm good at it (I have been told I'm somewhat skilled. Of course, I disagree!) but because I enjoy it. I try to write for something if I cannot pen a original (And, lets be honest, I just started writing my first original...oops xD) because it helps! A writing style has to be discovered over time. I find i'm just discovering my voice.
But I have plans for this account! I'm going to revamp it! I want to get rid of everything, and keep only that which defines me. All of my (half decent) writing. Even if I'm unwilling to finish longer projects. And, I'll add some photography!
Keep a weather eye out! Thanks for reading!