I thought it might be nice to pop in today and talk a little bit about life lately. I realize that I don’t often get super personal on my blog and that’s not really my intention, I’m just usually more interested in sharing artwork, photos, and style related things than writing.
I know I’ve talked about how busy I’ve been lately. May is a crazy month for me! My madness will end a bit after this weekend and I’m going to try hard to get back on the blogging bandwagon. I’ve been skipping outfit photos due to weather and now I’m sunburned from Spring Fling on Saturday and to be real, my face looks like hamburger meat. Not ready to impose that level of Photoshop to try and correct that mess.
I’ve made the decision to skip my weekly cat girl today. I really hate doing that because one of my goals for that project to keep me accountable to a weekly deadline and force me to finish some drawings–also, I know you guys love seeing them and consistency is important! But what is the lesser evil? Rushing to get one done just to get it done or skipping a week because I don’t feel like I can give it the attention it deserves? I usually make that call on a case-by-case basis, but this week I definitely didn’t want to squeeze one in and make it crappy. I’m proud of this project and I don’t want to half-ass it.
I’ve been so tired lately. I think it’s a combination of stress, allergies, medication, and unhealthy habits… I don’t even have that draining of a day job, but by the time I get home at the end of the day, I just want to sleep. That makes me feel really guilty because I know if I want to seriously improve my illustration work, I should be working very hard every day. That’s just what you have to do.
Tomorrow night, some friends and I are leaving for Acen in Chicago! Guys, I am so psyched. Acen has been our yearly tradition since we were little mega nerdy teenagers, but we still keep going! Haha, I can’t even remember the last new anime I watched–besides the necessary Miyazaki movies–but the whole weekend is such a gigantic indulgence in nerd culture. I live for the artist alley, Japanese fashion guests, arcades, awesome and terrible costumes, and the raves–yes, RAVES. Hahaha, it’s all so hilarious and so so much fun. We always bring tons of junk food and drink too much and just act silly and have the best time. I’m very excited to leave my life for a few days come back ready to move forward!
I’m thankful for the shortlist of freelance work I have waiting for me next week, but it’s definitely contributing to my stress at this point. I feel bad putting them on hold, but I just haven’t had the time to give them my necessary attention. I’m going to try and get pumped up for it and tackle it like a champ! Wish me luck! xo