I've decided that I need to take a break on dA for a while. The forums have turned into a big time suck for me, I haven't uploaded any art for a while, and am not really commenting/contributing as much as I'd like. And right now I've got a lot of things going on, what with working a fulltime job and finishing the second issue of Undercurrent. I also need to get back into a regular writing practice and have lots of unfinished projects to complete. Not to mention exercising more and buying a bike, among numerous other things like meditating more and going on hikes, etc.
Initially, I was considering taking a whole year off, but I've found that shooting for smaller goals tends to work better for me. So I'm aiming for a month, then will maybe challenge myself to 3 or 6 months. If I can do more, great, but I'm not going to pressure myself.
I'll still be online, just on sites that waste my time less and mostly to keep in touch with friends or to do research. I'll probably be posting the final batch of 2013 book reviews on GoodReads as well. If you don't know where to find me, I have social media links on my website, or you can email me directly. Won't be available via dA's comment system until I return.
With that said, hope everyone's holidays were wonderful, and have a good new year. Super Shibe for all!