I'm sorry that I don't post much here, I've been focusing on producing my YouTube videos as well as my life outside of DeviantArt. To make it up, I want to share how 2016 came and went for me. To my perspective, it's been a rough ride. Besides all the infamous series of celebrity deaths that ended the golden, silver, bronze and platinum era, I've faced so many ups and downs through the months.
To begin with, I graduated from college while I maintained my part-time job. Going through a post-graduation transition was a life changer, but it wasn't enough to face my personal problems relating to my autism. Going through summer was like being stabbed by Satan's pitchfork. I've suffered habits involving anxiety like symptoms with a mix of depression during the times I've had complaints with my family. Not to be negative, but I was at a 25% chance of having suicidal thoughts while trying to stay positive. The worst part about it is that I had to go through two to three weeks of moving to a city. My family was so uneasy on me I was unable to prepare to pack my shit. To my understanding, my family worked full hours 24/7 in order to afford a new place, and it was an ambitious opportunity to sit through. Deep down, I couldn't handle the changes I've had, but at the same time I felt good about accomplishing some of goals while living in the city. For one thing, while I'm still working part-time, I'm currently learning how to drive a car with the help of DVR. While I'm at it, I was able to get use to take walks toward the lake near a lighthouse a few blocks away from me. It felt good as I got used to, and I've gotten ever since.
As I'm scraping the negative stitches off my chest, I want to bring up some positives I've had this year. For one thing, on St. Patrick's weekend, I've made new friends when I went to an anime convention taken place at a city I currently live in. We had a fun time, and it was nice to get to know them very well. We reunited again at another anime convention at a large hotel in November. We had a blast, and I was glad I got to hang out with those friends. For my graduation gift, my mom and I went to a day trip to St. Louis for the first time, and it was fun to visit the historic Arch. We also drove to Springfield, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln lived and settled in the historic place that Springfield is known to be. In the summer, I made the opportunity to meet with my girlfriend, who I went to school with, for the first time since our college graduation. At first, my family refused me to see her since we both lived hours away, but we were desperate to see each other since we first met two years ago. I don't want to go on with more details about my relationship, but we both have meant for each other since college, and we're still able to keep strong while facing our goals. Speaking of goals, I've made progress on keeping my YouTube channel active with my video series, Logos From Around The World, and I've made 10 episodes in one year. While I was focusing on life, I did my best to keep my YouTube channel active with that and some other videos. For those who like studio logos, and is interested in seeing how other countries are presented in different languages, here's a playlist I've organized: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Since 2016 is about to end tomorrow, I wanted to update y'all with my verdict of 2016. Knowing that I'm still alive and well, its a relief that I survived the rough times this year. In my perspective, 2016 is the definition of a mixed bag of ups and downs. While I enjoyed some good memories, I couldn't stand the way I was scarred with terrible times with my disorder. Overall, 2016 was eventful, but not a really good year to begin and end with. I feel that many people have declared this year the worst of the worst due to countless amounts of celebrity deaths. In my opinion, I respect what they declared, but I think what matters the most is the way WE experience with ups and downs.
While 2017 is on its way, I honestly don't know what to expect. All I know is that I were to meet my list of New Year's Resolutions. For one thing, my first resolution is to prepare my road test in order to get a driver's license. My second resolution is to appear on a game show on national television (which is my dream opportunity). My third resolution is to be independent in order to do better with my self-control and my goals. My fourth resolution is to stay positive, active and motivated. And my fifth resolution is to spend time with my girlfriend in person (while I consider it difficult due to our separate schedules, she was hoping that I would get to see her time to time). These are guaranteed to happen, and I'm hoping for the very best of 2017.
As for my future art, I'm not sure what I'll be providing since I was too busy with other things. But hopefully I'll have a good mix of drawings and paintings in the future. Hope y'all doing well, and I wish you a happy new year. Love you all.