Hey... I know it's been over 6 months since I've made a journal entry, so here's a recap.
I was homeless, and jobless. I had a LOT of support from friends, and even strangers. That came in the form of small projects, referrals, and spreading the word. Some of my closest friends practically made it a part time job to help me. They have my love and appreciation. Always.
So then I was no longer homeless, and shortly after no longer jobless. That job came at a price. It paid me, but it left me with a terrible schedule, and no free time. I fell out of touch. Some of my friends decided to jump ship. Some just got quiet. Some of that really hurt, and some of it didn't. So I live with my girlfriend, and her two 10 yr old girls. AND I work. A LOT. I spend on average, 4 hours a day - just commuting back/forth from work, so I'm pretty much ALWAYS tired and I only get one day off at a time.
I'm not complaining though. I'm not homeless, and I'm not hungry, and I always have enough cigs to keep me sane. I haven't been able to spend much on things like new shoes, or clothes for work, or even many outings/dates with my girlfriend. I haven't been able to help spoil her kids, or buy new toys or tech, or save money for a car. I essentially live paycheck to paycheck. So does my girlfriend, but we're getting by. And that's the important part.
I'm currently trying to find a new job (yes, I am still employed - just trying to trade up), while simultaneously trying to locate a new apartment so my girlfriend and I can find a place that better suits our family needs. I really don't have much free time on my days off or during the evenings, so I haven't tried or really been able - to create any art, or do any work, or even ask about getting work. I sure could use the money that doing some Graphic or Web design work would give me, but with the monster schedule I endure, I wouldn't have time to complete the work I was trying to get paid for. I wish I had some more time, but the thing is, even when I'm home, I've got a girlfriend and her two daughters that need attention, and that I want to spend time with. It's rare I get to spend more than a couple of hours a day with them at all, because I'm either not home, or I'm sleeping.
With that said, I've stopped really paying attention to my message center, or really anything at all here on deviantART. I'm more apt to see something on Twitter or on Facebook (if my Paper app for FB, elects to show me your post). I have been trying to log in a little more frequently, but alas, using dA on my iPhone just isn't that enjoyable, and since I spend 15-16 hours a day - almost every day, not at home... If I can't check it on my phone, I don't have time for it. So occasionally I jump onto my MacBook to check dA, but just FYI - I'm probably not here for long, and probably not paying much attention.
OK. So that's where I've been, and what I'm up to. On hiatus, pending some more life changes, and potential schedule shift. I DO miss deviantART, and my friends, peers, influences, and all of the art... I hope to be able to make more time for it again soon... I'll do my best to keep you posted. That is all.
Listening to? The shower, children arguing over who is feeding the guinea pigs, renovation noise in the apartment complex, and uhh... Faith, by Limp Bizkit. Cuz yeah.