Journal Entry: Mon Oct 24, 2011, 10:31 PM
It's funny. This site has been such a huge part of my life, ever since I was what, 14? 15? It's been so huge for me, played such a large role and I remember when I was younger, watching some of my favorite artists posting journals about how they were leaving because it had nothing for them anymore, and I couldn't imagine. My life revolved around this site; the people I met through it, the things it did for me to keep my art going, just...everything. It got me through some hard times.
However it also put me through some of the worst times of my life, via the people I met through it. Old watchers probably know what I'm talking about; newer ones, it doesn't matter. All that matters is that I think my life has finally moved on. There are things I wish I could go back and change; people I wish I could go back and erase from my life. Just things that I wish shouldn't have happened in general. I need to say this, though, if there's anyone who's just starting dA, who's letting it wrap up your life or who's letting the people on it get to you: don't. Honestly, don't. It'll take up a chunk of your life that you will never get back; I've lost some of the best years of my life that could have been so much better without some of the people I met on here. Keep your life; enjoy dA, but enjoy life by itself as well.
That said, I've also met a bunch of amazing people on this site; friends that I hope to god I will never lose, and those who I've already started and deeply regret. But all the same, I have met some amazing people here that've made my life a better place, and I love them for it.
I think everyone knows what I'm getting at here. I'm done with dA. This chapter of my life, while I've enjoyed it and while I would love to keep updating it, has come to a close. Its possible I might still jump on now and then to check on people or upload the occassional...whatever. But now, I'm finished. ISchool has been taking up far too much of my time, and though I've tried to keep updating and checking it, I've come to find more and more that I just don't care about it anymore. There are still places you can find me updating my life, I guess; I've got a Tumblr and a facebook; if anyone's interested in it you can note me and I'll link you.
Maybe these are just the ramblings of a girl in the midst of withdrawl, but it doesn't really matter. It's time to end this and move on with my life. It was great everyone, thanks for the fun time, but....I'm done.
Listening to: Fitz and the Tantrums - Moneygrabber
Reading: Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Litvinenko
Watching: Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File