Welcome to the new site! (Trying not to drown)
So far this year hasn't been a great start. I had all the intentions and plans for lots of things in January - prints planned and releases scheduled. But then everything... kind of fell apart. I got preoccupied with preparing for Ohayocon, had the absolute worst sales I've ever had at an anime con bar none, and things... sorta fell off from there.
Depression sucks, and I hate that it keeps me from being a responsible business owner. When I get really bad I can hardly get out of bed/function as a human being, let alone run a business, create, respond to emails, or even message friends/family back. It's kinda like drowning for me - I'm just sinking and sinking and no one can reach out to help me. I wish I didn't have this illness and that I could be normal and function properly on a day to day basis, but I'm not and I can't.
I'm sorry for being the worst and for seeming flaky at times and not staying on schedule with things and not responding to emails. It's not my intention to ignore and blow everyone off, it's just an unfortunate by-product of my depression, and I struggle every single day with it. I absolutely LOVE my job though, and I'm so incredibly thankful that I get to do this for a living. If I had a 'real job' in the 'real world', I'd've probably already off'd myself by now, been fired, or at the very least I'd hate my job, and fantasize about this. So thanks guys. Thanks for supporting me for all these years and giving me a reason to live - for making me feel special and needed and valued in some way.
WELCOME TO THE NEW SITE! Ha. I've been wanting to transfer to a new site for a little bit now - my old site's servers would randomly go down and things on my end were clunky and slow and I was tired of it. I actually started working on this site on like.. New Year's I think? Lol. So I've had it done for nearly 2 months now, I just was preoccupied with Ohayocon, and then kept putting off transferring everything over and switching my domain shit and yeah. So far I love it, and I hope you do too? Things are lot easier on my end and I think the layout's a lot nicer looking/easier to navigate.
I do have actual new things coming too - last week I finished a delicious mori-inspired mini collection that I originally planned to put out last November (lol oops). So sometime this week I'll be unveiling it - I still need to take decent photos of it. I've posted a few teaser shots on my instagram though, so if you're interested...
If you've read this far, then thanks.
Thanks for sticking with me and not giving up on me. I promise I'll try my best and stay on track for the rest of the year - the worst is (probably) over.