So, it's been a while! I used to post journal updates a lot more frequently, but these days it is more difficult. My schedule is chaotic and I'm lucky if I can steal the time to do more than respond to comments, go through my inbox and set up my features. Regardless, I'm here now so I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to comment on a few things!
First of all, for those of you who haven't noticed, I got ticked. I was extremely happy to log in and find that tiny little mark next to my username. It means a lot to become a Senior, and I honestly didn't think I ever would. I'm not sure what it says about me, or about my contributions to deviantART, but if nothing else, I know that it inspires me to keep doing all that I can do.
Secondly, a big thank you to DailyLitDeviations and TwilightPoetess for featuring my newest poem, "Forward." I always appreciate when someone thinks highly enough of my work to feature it, especially when it is the first thing I've written in a long while! I'm hoping to get more of my work up in the coming weeks. My brain has been burning through words lately and I can feel poetry bursting inside so I'm going to have to set it free soon.
Lastly, I wanted to give a thank you to all of you who have supported me over the years. Your comments, features, favorites, notes and everything else have always been a bright spot for me. When things are going bad, someone always seems to find a way to lift the weight for me. You guys are amazing and I'm grateful to have your support. I've discovered a lot of amazing writers on here, and I've made a lot of friends in the... five years I've been here. My five year anniversary was back in December. It doesn't seem like that long, but time sure does fly!
I hope you're all doing well and I look forward to trying to keep in better touch with you. Hopefully the chaos will settle down a little.
It's a well-deserved tick, in my opinion! Congratulations, and keep on truckin'! You're a valued part of this community and, though I don't know you very well, you seem determined and hardworking. I'm sure you can balance all the chaos and come out successful on the other side.