It's easy to start something new, scratch out the old and replace it with a blank canvas. It's much more difficult to invest continuous effort. Once upon a time I had another deviantART account, and a decade has come and gone since. It makes me feel old because, holy shit a DECADE, but mostly sad because my old account spent the majority of that decade lonely and abandoned.
In that time, I have earned degrees in international relations, economics, and a Masters in political economy - all topics I'm interested in. I have loved my experiences and the friends I gained through them, and yet I begin anew here on deviantART because denying the largely dormant, (hopefully) creative part of myself is not how I want life to be.
Yes, yes, I have been reading quite a few inspirational quotes. There's wisdom in them, and I heed because it's what I want. Have been a nomad for months in an effort at self-discovery, I've finally come to terms with an approaching-yet-never-arriving epiphany in reply to 'what should I do with life?' Tomorrow never comes and the present is all we have and I'm determined to live now instead of planning for an uncertain future and dA will be a constant part of it, gosh darnnit!
The majority of my written thoughts will go to my blog, reameliorate.wordpress.com, while the visual will come here. Photos, doodles, whatever else, so goes the plan. To quote my earlier self: "I'm unemployed, in-debt, grinning like an idiot, eating cheesecake in Beijing while inhaling pollution, moving to Hong Kong next month without even half a plan, excited about all the world's possibilities, and extremely excited about life." All this still holds true, except the 'eating cheesecake' part is now replaced with 'drinking hot chocolate'.
We'll see what happens!
p.s. Mostly I'm a dA lurker, but I'm in the middle of reforming this old habit!