I’m really sorry for disappearing so suddenly two years ago. I think I was in the middle of at least one conversation. I’m not sure anyone will even remember me, but there’s no excuse for how I just vanished. I should have at least said I was taking some time off from the internet.
I may have mentioned in the past that I’ve been dealing with mental health issues most of my life. Two years ago things got kind of bad. I didn’t just stop talking to people — I gave up art completely. I seriously didn’t draw a thing for two years. I felt I just wasn’t good enough and decided to focus on more practical things.
The good news is, I found out that most of my mental issues were being compounded by pinched nerves in my neck. They not only caused headaches, but also brain fog and exhaustion. (Things I’ve been told were caused by depression.) Fortunately, I got to a chiropractor before the damage could become permanent and the difference these last four months has been amazing. First I started writing again, then I tentatively started drawing. I still have a lot of learning to do, but I’m able to make connections between things in ways I haven’t done in years. I even started a blog a few weeks ago. (It's at acuriousdragon.com if anyone's curious.)
I also realized I miss this place, and the people I’ve met here.
So, I’m back, with new art, and hopefully I won’t pull another disappearing act.