I'm happy that I have the friends that I have. Without you guys, I wouldn't be half the artist I am. I'm starting to seriously look at professional illustration as a career path, but when it comes down to it, I just love drawing. Thanks to you guys, my drive that remained inert for who knows how long, has sparked anew. I feel like the depression that I've long struggled with may be in its final throes, which is cause enough for celebration on its own.
I feel as though I've finally defeated myself. My stubbornness is receding (though certainly not gone yet), and I can at last simply tell myself to work on something. I don't need divine inspiration to complete things now. It's just work. My output isn't much to write home about, but it's something. So though I may not be moving forward all the time, at least I know I'm not moving backward. That's all I want.
So here's to 2014. God bless.