I thought it would appropriate to update on what's going on with me, if there is anyone out there at all who is still on or keeps up with what I'm writing. A lot has changed between the summer I wrote my last journal and now.
Firstly, the biggest thing has been my move to Boston. I've never moved before, and the relocation was rather jarring. I'm getting used to it now; it'd been incredibly rough at first, with an indescribably painful longing to just go home to where things were simple and familiar. But I know now that so much regret would have followed me at home. I've done so many incredible things in Boston in just the short month and a half I've been here that I would have never been able to do had I stayed behind.
So, in short, if you have the chance to get out there in the world, out of your comfort zone, do it! The world is incredible, and limiting your viewpoint to only one place is robbing you of incredible opportunities.
I know I've only scratched the surface of exploration, but I'm hoping this testament won't change.
Secondly, now that I'm an adult in adult land, I've been able to arrange reconnections with some of my friends back in my pre-teen days of oekaki art. I remember it being this grand (yet far-fetched) dream that we of the oekaki board could all get together someday and have a big, happy slumber party. I had the very surprising and very exciting opportunity, purely by chance, to meet my good friend Miss-Toula
in person yesterday after seven years of on-and-off online communication. It was an incredibly surreal experience to put a person behind just a username I'd seen pop up for so long.
I don't know where many of us have run off to. Tumblr is probably the logical answer, but who even knows how to find people on there.
Now, I'm not really saying if we've known each other for a long time, you should come and find me, or vice-versa. More or less, I'm saying, if we've had a long period of silence, and you're still out there, I would love to catch up with you and see how you've been. Perhaps if everything lines up and it's not too inconvenient, maybe then we can arrange a meeting!
I honestly have no idea who's still out there, where you are, what you're doing or anything. I don't know who still watches me. But I still check my messages every day (even if I don't answer aahahaha), and I don't bite, so feel free to talk!
I'll see you around. My art has been sparse because of all the work associated with my major, but I'm still doing what I can on the side. Hope you are all having pleasant journeys through life! Hope to hear from some of you.