It's not so bad when I can keep up with the art daily, but now that I've got a busy job, plus everything else I've got on the go, I just don't have enough time, and then add groups with large daily submissions popping up in my inbox... I just can't keep up. I almost feel obligated to fave all the art I do... almost. Most all of the art I fave I find something or lots of somethings I like about it, and is worth being in my faves. Most. But, even so, there's just sooooo much of it everyday! I need a break from it, which I will take, I just don't like missing all of the really really good pieces I see in here. But, I need to take the break. I've got projects of my own to work on, and being on here just isn't getting them done.
In other Desp related news: SUZY IS FIXED! Yush, that POS Suzuki of mine is finally on the road and running great (thank God!), and now I can move on to finding my own place to live again. The plan is to be out on June 1st, so I've got some ground to cover finding a place. I'm leaning towards my own apartment again, but if I can find a good basement suite with lots of room for me to use for weight training and such, I'll take that. Really, what I'm looking for is a place with a reasonable rent, in not too bad of shape, somewhat close to work (like, within 10-15 minutes drive would be ideal), and enough space for me to train. I won't have a tv or anything large like that this time, most of my stuff that is not immediately required (like my skis and such) will stay in storage on my parents place. So, that should free up some space. I don't think I'll be able to do another roommate scenario (I'm faaar to weird and socially awkward), but that's not off the table either. Maybe if I find a fellow traceur to train with, I could roommate up with him/her, who knows. That would be kinda cool, because then we could push each other to train daily, and eat healthy, and maybe we could help each other edit videos and stuff... that would be really cool! But, only if we don't have personality clashes we can't get past (by which I mean they aren't totally freaked out by my bronyness, and I can become a little less socially awkward). I dunno, something to look into I guess.
As for my little fanfic project, I am making progress, though I've not had much time I could spend on it this week. It's nice to have my ipod with me at work, though, because I've been making notes on key plot elements while traveling from jack to jack, and that's helped me make a lot of progress in a matter of only a few weeks. I'm still struggling with some problems, though, like "HOW DO CELESTIA AND LUNA CONTROL SUN/MOON? IT NO SCIENCE!" or "MAGIC? PSYCHIC MATTER MANIPULATION? OR SOMETHING ELSE?" or "I SUCK AT CREATING ROUNDED/DYNAMIC CHARACTERS, HOW DO?" lol. But, it's coming along, and I'm excited about it.
My training is coming along somewhat, as well. I've been trying to get into a daily routine of training in parkour, movement, stretching, and doing some training with my blade as well (which I've been using as a stress reliever, you should see what I've done to my training tree!) But, I was talking to my sister (who is studying to be a physical trainer) and she said I should start weight training as well, because it will give me more power in my movement (not to mention a physique I can be proud of). So, once I've gotten settled, or perhaps sooner, I will make an effort to train weekly with a couple of traceurs I know who lift. At least, due to my vast array of physical interests, I won't be bored if I make an effort to set aside an hour daily to use for whatever I feel, just something physical. I'll get in shape in no time, just need to make it happen.
Music wise, I actually made some progress on some song lyrics I've been working on. I don't think I'll ever be big in the community for my music, but this song... I think it will make ripples once completed.
In art, I have done diddly I haven't touched my camera pretty much since I got back, I haven't hooked up my tablet, I haven't put pencil to paper... Not cool. I have so many ideas and plans and pieces that could be awesome, but I just can't motivate myself. I know just doing little doodles once or twice a week would help, but I've been so stressed about other things (like Suzy), I just couldn't find the energy to do even that. I'm hoping once I've gotten a permanent workspace set up for my tablet, I'll get back into it. Guess we'll see.
As for anything brony related... I really haven't had much time to browse much, tbh. I haven't really checked EQD much, I haven't really been able to follow the music scene as much as I'd like (sad face), and while I browse tumblr more regularly, mostly just reblogging but not actually being able to engage in the community. I think I need to take a break and allow my other interests to reinvigorate me. Like I said in my previous journal, I've some parkour vid ideas related to the community, but I feel I need to do a lot more training before I jump on that. So, it would behoove me to focus on training and less on brony stuff anyway. Need to work on some tricks, I need more power in my jumps, and need more precision in my movement before I can produce what I envision. So, got lots of work to do on that. I'll still work on my fanfic, but that is a long-term project anyway, I've got tons of story planning left before I even start writing chapters, so I'm not too worried about that.
All in all, I think I'm just gonna take a break from most MLP related things, seeing as how I can't even engage with it right now due to my internet and home situation, and focus on training and re-connecting with people here. Before I even left for NZ, I kinda withdrew from a lot of people, just buried myself in work to save up for the trip, and as a result, a lot of people are kind of in the dark with me. I'm thinking of having a photo-viewing party once I've gotten my own place again and inviting family and friends over, because even my own family hasn't gotten to see most of my photos yet. I still have tons of photos I think could be posted here and on my tumblr too (I haven't even gotten to Hobbiton yet! Wait till you see those), but that will have to wait.