More like a zombie at this point.
It's astounding to me how much has changed. I'm also astounded by how long I've gone in-between logging in and submitting art, and frankly quite ashamed.
To those of you who care to know, here is a little life update:
I am now a college graduate. I graduated back in May with a degree in game design. I'm with a start-up group as an artist and we're set to launch our first game through Microsoft by the end of this month. Since it's not profitable enough to meet my needs (yet), I'm working your standard 8 - 5, Monday through Friday. My week days are spent battling traffic, working, more traffic, a couple hours for leisure time, sleep, and beginning the cycle over the next day.
With my precious few hours a day of leisure time I have had to balance my passion as a writer, artist, and gamer. I'm getting a taste of what the industry is like as far as deadlines go, and I've been hard at work to churn out these game assets so we can release on time. My days have been...busy, to say the least. Throw in a fiance and a passion for craft beer and and my days (and nights) are packed with crap to do.
But, I'm loving it, and I'm doing what I love to do as a game artist, even if it isn't full-time yet. I'm still trying to get into a routine, and I hope that soon I can start creating personal art again. Trust me, I've missed dA and I've missed all of you.