Happy new year!!! I hope everyone had a great 2017, and hopefully you’ll have an even better 2018. My 2017 was pretty uneventful and mediocre. There were a few highs and some extreme lows. Towards the end of December my family found out that my Grandma has cancer. A few days later we found out that it had spread. Right now she’s in the hospital receiving chemotherapy. Because she’s 75 they’ve had to change how they typically administer it. Basically she’s getting one round of chemo over a 3-5 day period, then she’ll receive it every 21 days. I’m not sure how well things are going because she was supposed to be released Friday, but it’s now Tuesday, and there have been no talk of a new release date. As you can probably imagine, there was definitely a damper on the holidays being that she had to spend them in the hospital. I’m trying to remain positive and deal with things as they come. I really want to get back into my creative outlets, but I don’t know…the passion that I had seems to have died. It doesn’t help that I’m always on Instagram looking at the work of so many talented people. Comparison truly is the thief of joy, because I’m always discouraged after. I really want to start a sketch book, even if it’s something for my eyes only. I’ve actually still been selling my art supplies and stuff on Mercari, so if I ever do find joy in creating again I’ll probably need new supplies LOL. Oh well! I’m looking forward to a more productive new year. My birthday is on the 16th, so my goal is to be a better version of myself than I was at that time last year. Something about getting wiser with age. Blah blah. ;) Until my next update, be blessed!

One Response to “2018”

  1. Kassy January 6, 2018 at 11:08 pm # Reply

    Happy New Year! I am so sorry to hear about the diagnosis of your Grandma! It would be such a stressful time, especially finding out it had spread. :( Sometimes it can be hard when you are very stressed to enjoy the things that mean a lot to you. Using a sketchbook could be a great way to create many things. You don’t have to share them. If you find that you are becoming intimidated by the artwork of other people, maybe you could have a bit of a break from it and focus on your artworks (if you can)? :)

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