Today marks one whole year since I had my emergency surgery. I feel I can honestly say that my life has been somewhat chaotic since that fateful day, as anyone who's been watching this site for the last twelve months can attest. Things have been moving so fast since last year (with numerous ups and downs) that it almost feels surreal this much time has already passed.
In light of the anniversary I've taken some time to reflect, but mostly to alleviate myself from my regular job once again. Stress has only been building with me over the last several months (mostly due to my current car problems) and taking even just one day for myself feels like a much needed reprieve from the everyday grind of it all. However, I don't want to say that everything has been bad. Earlier in the year I had the benefit from you guys of being to able to build my new computer, for which I will be eternally grateful. My mother has been improving in her health, which has eased a lot of the emotional stress I was feeling since before I had to go under the knife myself. I'm surrounded by loyal friends, and understanding fans, so my life is pretty good as far as I'm concerned. Not exactly where I'd like to be, but still better than some have it.
I do have projects I'm still working on, but things have been getting delayed due to everyday grown-up problems. The podcast has been semi-delayed due to scheduling issues as well as my own inexperience with doing something like this. Work for Roan is coming along slowly but surely, and I can only hope that everyone who kicked in for that likes what we have come up with when it's released. Overall, while things are slow, we're still moving forward a little each day.
As for those commissions... Oh boy... Time has just not been on my side guys... With my schedule and efforts going towards my job (and now my car) I just haven't been able to dedicate the time I feel these pieces need. I'm still working on them mind you, but I feel you guys deserve nothing less than my very best for how patient you've all been. I can't begin to articulate how absolutely horrible I feel for taking so long on these. You guys really do deserve better for all you've done for me. It feels like everything just keeps getting in the way of all my plans. If it isn't my job running me ragged, then it's my car breaking down, if it isn't my mom's health issues, then it's my own financial burdens holding me back. I know these aren't exactly good excuses for the massive delay, but I hope you all understand my situation. This commission list was the first time I had ever done something like this and the timing on everything has just been simply terrible. It's been messing with my mind for easily the last eleven months... and the only thing I can say is I'm sorry... Please continue to be patient if you can... I know I can get these done if I just continue to try harder...