So, I thought of being on here randomly today after months/years and I realized much about myself: what's changed and what's stayed exactly the same. I'm thankful for a community like this. There's always change here but within a well-contained environment that's there to remind me and welcome me back. Everything from the artists I used to watch who still produce amazing work to the down-to-earth UI that doesn't makes me feel outdated and out of place when I come back. Thank you to the people who bring us dA and to all the other people who make it what it is by what they contribute daily.
I've grown older, more serious/eloquent and "smarter" (worldly, spiritually and otherwise). I've also kept the same goofy sense of humor, appreciate everything from the vibrant to the serene to the poignant. I guess I'll take up writing a little here and there now. Text seems to be the medium I am most expressive on these days. Maybe then the doors to other arts will open up for me again. I do seriously miss messing around on Paint.NET or GIMP with no intentions and coming up with something to put up!