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This has become a place I can go to when everything else is driving me crazy.  An escape.  I do miss the days when I was super involved here and always doing several different things, but lately I've felt myself slowing down in all areas of my life.  I'm not sure if that's really a bad thing.  The most stressful thing I ever have to deal with now is people being rude on Facebook, and I can sign off for a while (which I'm considering right now).  That, and trying to figure out life.  But that can't exactly be done in one sitting.

As of right now, I have had very little desire to write anything I could post here.  I have a few pieces planned for Flash Fiction Month, but that isn't until July.  I'm trying to work on a book, and I swear, no matter how much uplifting advice I read on it, I don't feel any more confident in my ability to get it done.  I'm pretty sure George R. R. Martin writes faster than I do.  Well, maybe not.  Point is, I'm moving at a glacial pace.  My interest in poetry has pretty much gone away for now.  I tend to go through phases where I mostly write either poetry or prose for a year or more at a time, and I guess right now I'm just in a prose stage.  I've considered writing memoir-ish things--maybe a bunch of short pieces that fit together.  I've been doing a lot of reflecting on my life so far and feeling like I need to put it into words, even if I don't end up showing it to very many people.

I'm moving into my new apartment on Wednesday and I'm really excited about it.  The town seems really nice (it's a smaller town, just a little bit further from Atlanta than where I grew up).  The people I've encountered there so far are really friendly and laid back.  It feels right for the pace at which I find myself moving through time right now.  I'm dressing more simply.  I'm eating more slowly.  I'm finding it easy to do one thing for hours at a time for the first time since... maybe high school, before I got depressed the last time.  (Has it really been that long?)  I'm getting rid of things and adopting a more minimalist lifestyle.  I'm sleeping a lot more, and not feeling guilty about sleeping in so late (I wake up around noon, because John's work schedule is 1:00 pm until midnight, and he usually has to stay a bit longer than that so by the time he gets home and we've gotten everything done that needs to get done, it's at least 3 in the morning, though getting to bed around 5 isn't uncommon).  I'm finding the idea of living in a Tiny House or an RV ridiculously appealing these days.  We're seriously considering it as a possibility for a year or two down the road.  We're spending this lease saving up as much money as possible, so we will no longer be living practically paycheck to paycheck.  We're expecting to come out ahead at the end of this month, which is... a first.

I keep feeling guilty about neglecting DeviantART and my friends here, though I talk to many of you elsewhere (especially those I've known for a long time).  I know I shouldn't, but I do.  I've known so many people who have moved on from this community, and I fear my time might be approaching, but I'm not ready to let go just yet.  This place has been a part of my life on and off for eight years, and it's still the easiest way I've found to explore new art and get feedback on my own.  Yet I feel like the part of my journey as a writer I'm at is the buckle-down-and-spend-eight-hours-a-day-on-this-thing-you-want-to-do-no-excuses-it's-your-job part.  I need to spend hours writing my stories and reading other ones.  I need to not let myself get distracted by things that don't matter.  I need to stop feeling bad that nothing is done and ready to publish, because really, there aren't even that many things I've posted here that I consider "done" that I'd even dream of sending off to be published somewhere they'd maybe pay me for it.

It's complicated, I guess.  I really appreciate all the friends I've made here for bearing with me.  I love you guys.  :heart:
  • Listening to: Piano Music
  • Reading: Nyctophobia - Christopher Fowler
  • Drinking: Gingerale

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Kaelyn M. Spiers
Artist | Literature
United States
Writing is my life. I am left-handed. I don't like most people, but I find all people endlessly fascinating. I'm the textbook definition of an INFJ, have an obsession with owls, and would give anything to be paid to travel the world and write about the places I see. Except my left hand, because I need that to write.
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks for the :+fav: on "Letters to Myself," Kaelyn! :iconheartglompplz:
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015   Writer
You're very welcome, Mel! :heart:
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Clockchat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Hello! Thank you so much for making a favorite out of my deviation "Remover!" That was a looong time ago, but I've been practically extinct from dA up until yesterday, and couldn't recall if I had thanked you...Better safe than sorry! Thanks a plenty, friend!
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betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder--

YOU DID SOMETHING AWESOME TODAY! 

:eager: by darkmoon3636 :squee: Party High-five! Party :squee: :eager: by darkmoon3636

To see what nice thing you've been accused of doing (and who else is being recognized), find the widget by the same name on my profile page!

Helpful hint:  It's above the Stamp Box of Doom!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
:iconcakeplx: mmmm, Happy Birthday, Kaelyn! :lmao: "all 5 of you" 2 funny!
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  :giggle:
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AutumnLeaf167 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday to you!
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014   General Artist
happy birthday, dolly :huggle: <3
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much, lovely!  :hug:
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