Most of you, if you never knew me in real life probably don't even remember who I am. Well anyway, whether or not you remember is not important. I just wanted to say a few things.
I don't draw anymore. It's never something I was good at. Sure, I could have practiced more and eventually gotten better, but I... knew somewhere deep down that I just wasn't an artist. At least, not an artist with a pencil/what have you. And I am *okay* with that. I moved on. I am a Junior right now at my University, studying Russian Language, History, and Political Science. I do not know exactly WHAT I am going to do with my life, but I have ideas. First, I need to graduate with my Bachelor's Degree. After that, I suspect I will need to work for a few years to earn some money. I have to pay for graduate school. THAT is on my list; I am going to graduate school, to study Russian Language further.
For those of you who never knew, I started studying Russian when I was an 8th grader. That was about 7-8 years ago. I never stopped studying it after that. And, to top it all off, I won a scholarship to study in Russia over the 2012 summer semester. I lived in Vladimir, Russia, which is a city about 2ish hours outside of Moscow. I won my scholarship through the U.S. Department of State. I studied in an intensive language program while I lived in Vladimir. All of my classes were in Russian, and I lived with a Russian family. My language skills made considerable gains needless to say... but that's not the only reason I appreciated the experience. I had never been outside of the United States before. So it was amazing to be able to experience life how people experience it in the biggest country in the world. In general, I am fascinated with Russia. I have studied lots of Russian History and I'm reading more Russian literature. I listen to Russian music constantly.
This is an art community I realize... I can mention a few things. I write, a lot. I love creative writing. I am working on my Legend of Zelda fanfiction. I'm so proud of myself for the progress I made lately. I'm really moving at a much faster pace. I spend more of my free time thinking about it, and editing it. Unfortunately, no one reads it... or if they do, they do not say anything about it. At all. I don't even get flame messages from people. But whatever. For now, this is a project that's mainly for me. If other people started enjoying it, that would be awesome. But at this point I don't really expect much. I posted it somewhere else on the internet because I get the feeling that almost no one pays attention to writing submissions on DA but as it turns out, no one pays attention on the other site either; go figure. My other artistic endeavor is singing. I sing all the time. At least a little bit everyday. I sing in five languages (taught myself how).
I kind of doubt people will even read this. I do not know, to be honest, WHY I wrote this. Everyone is just going to say tl;dr. But something inside me suggested I do it. As a courtesy to anyone if they were wondering about me? But I never had fans on this site as far as I was aware so... I don't know.
You may certainly ask me stuff if you wish. I'm still here. But for now I'm just a "lurker." I am enjoying the art of people who are way more talented than I ever could be. And don't get the wrong idea; I am not jealous or upset or anything. I am just speaking the total truth. We all need to be honest with ourselves, and that's exactly what I'm doing. But I enjoy your creations, whoever you are if you are reading. So keep on drawing/painting/photo editing/designing... keep doing what you are doing. The world would be a horrible place without art.