Hello everyone! I want to give my sincerest apologies for being so dead lately! I graduated from my university with a double-major about one month ago, now, but the sudden, magical flood of creative energy I was expecting to occur...never happened. Suffice to say, I have had loads of free time during the past month, don't even have a job yet, and I have been as productive as a snail. Granted, I have been playing Guild Wars 2 quite a bit, with some Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited thrown in, but I have not done much in the way of content that could be uploaded here. I still have many ideas of characters and such that I would love to be drawing again, but I have not felt motivated to actually sit down and draw...or ink...or color.
But, this Journal entry is to let my Watchers and friends know that I am still alive and am still thinking of content to work on once I get the motivation.
On a more positive note, I have been able to write a bit! About a week ago, I finally was able to begin writing a fantasy story that I had been thinking about for approximately a year. It's entitled "Fireheart" and involves the Phoenix, Erif, that I have done a few drawings of here. I just began chapter 3 the other day.
Unfortunately, I have decided that this will be a story that I will not post here on deviantART. And I want to add that I do still have an interest in my other stories, ones that some of my friends here are more familiar with; I just believe that, in order for me to be productive, I should jump upon whichever project I am most interested in working on at the moment, as opposed to forcing myself to work on something on which I am stuck. So the chances of me continuing my other stories are still there.
Finally, I mentioned that I don't have a job yet, but I do have two possible opportunities right now. Last week I had an interview for a job which would be very interesting, but it will take a while to hear anything back on the status of my application. Then I have a temporary job offer from the place on my university campus where I had worked for the past two years. Chances are I will accept that offer, but would probably want to leave it for the permanent job if I hear a "yes" from them.
Beyond all of this, I have been pretty lazy, though I have been starting to do some exercising, mainly light weights and walking. Although I do enjoy having all of this free time, I do still yearn for a job, to make an income and be productive. It feels so strange not being a student at university anymore, so my state of mind is kind of restless.
Oh! One final, geeky, note: As of yesterday, I finally completed my DVD collection of Star Trek: Voyager! I had been purchasing the season box sets from a bookstore in my state called Half Price Books, and had a lot of patience and determination in order to keep up the tradition of buying each and every season only from that store; only two seasons had to be transferred from another location. Very happy about that! I have watched the show basically every year, but now I will never have to rely upon Netflix to get my fix.