It's been a good two months and a bit so far.
I'm genuinely surprised at how well I've taken the year. Considering I was feeling down at the end of 2012 (my "year of picking up the pieces") it's nice that I've genuinely turned a new leaf for 2013.
I always thought thirteen was a lucky number for me.
I've been sparse on the journal updates for the last few years. deviantART as a platform to express my work hasn't really been as effective as I had hoped way back in 2005. Nevertheless I'm grateful to the place for introducing me to so many wonderful people, some of which have parted ways with me and gone on their own journeys, some of whom have stayed with me through the years, and one of whom was nice enough to allow me to woo her with what little charm I have.
The past few years have been a slow separation from the "old world" into the "new world", where essentially every bridge I've crossed has exploded in flame as I completed the crossing. What few tenuous threads remain are almost entirely gone now, and I mourn that loss. At the same time I rejoice, for I have been taken in by a community who fuel my passion for outreach and social justice, and stronger bonds have been forged with new friends and close allies throughout the years.
Thus 2013 represents the "forward movement" year, the year where I hope the greatest experiences of my life lay ahead. I've been biding my time for far too long, within my books and memories, and it's time to let go and face the big great future.
It has taken a few steps to get here, but the wings that have been caged for a decade are now outstretched and gaining strength. With it comes a less zealous, more compassionate perspective - that we all have our place in the greatness that is Creation, our own paths to walk and our own destinies to fulfill.
I am only here on Earth for a mere sliver; I will not be denied my dreams.
(In memory of !Lucky-goes-haha
's time on dA, and dedicated to ~Yena-Kiachi
, my greatest ally, supporter, friend, and beloved.)