Thu Feb 7, 2013, 6:23 PM
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 betwixtthepages 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.
Stay happy, stay strong, and persevere - you'll triumph in the end.