So, besides the fact that I haven't been productive in general, a BIG reason why I've been so inactive has to do with my internet. Where I live, the internet has been borderline dial-up speed. It's hard to do simple tasks, I get frustrated just trying to check my notifications on here, etc. etc. My fiance is a hardcore PC gamer, so when he is online, it has been nearly impossible for me to get online as well. We basically had to take turns using the internet, and even then it was still terribly terribly slow. It would take three days to a week just to download ONE game. Yep. Uploading to YouTube? Ha. Yeah. That's a funny joke.
But toooooodddayyyy our new router/hotspot thingy came in! And so far it works pretty darn great! Only took a few hours for him to download a game, and my notifications pop up pretty much instantly! He's been streaming online, I've uploaded, and my dad has been watching netflix with no problems, all at the same time! It's still not the absolute best, but sure is a heck of a lot better then what we're used to.
Soo... what does this mean? Well, since I don't get frustrated using the internet, I can get on more. I'm considering posting more to Youtube now as well. (Still haven't decided if I'm going to make a new account or not) I can RP more now on WCC2, and I'm thinking about making a new Tumblr too. Annnddd, there's something else that's contributed to all of this...
Anyone remember my pen pal series on YT? Where BlueEyesNeko
and I would send each other packages and open them on camera? Notice how that series went dead for like two years?.... Well that's because Haley and I got into an argument. We seemed to argue a lot back in the day. But that one argument, even though it was over something small, kinda was the last straw. So we completely cut our ties and stopped talking completely. As time went on, I missed our friendship, but I was afraid to reach out to her because I figured she pretty much hated me. So I never did. (Turned out she felt the same way lol) This went on for like a year and a half.
Well, a couple weeks ago, I went on a vacation out of state to see some of my fiance's family. Just so happens that it was the same state Haley is from... so on the long drive there, I worked up the courage to message her. We made up, and actually got to meet each other later on... IN PERSON!! It was a very surreal experience. Needless to say, we've kept in contact since then and we're back to being best friends. :3 This has also helped my motivation by a lot, since I'm close again to someone who enjoys doing pretty much all the same things that I do. I have an art buddy again :3
She also introduced me to the art of bullet journaling! I've been giving it a go myself and it has been very helpful to me so far, helping me get my priorities in order and get organized. Which is great, considering I've been VERY overwhelmed trying to put my wedding together AND looking for a place for us to live... So there's that.
Going on vacation made me feel very refreshed. It felt good to get away from work and go on an adventure, have some new fun experiences, and even rekindle an old friendship. It helped me realize there is more to life then just work and I'm working harder to try and find a balance.
So, with all that being said (new internet, friends with Haley again, bullet journaling, a refreshing vacation) I feel like I'm in much better shape for being productive. Soon I'm going to make a new list for commissions, (which I'm going to really need for my wedding/house!) and I'm hoping to get back into youtubing (that is if I can get over my camera shy-ness again xD) and of course I'm going to try and to be more productive.
(I know... broken record... but things are different this time! I promise!)