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I had somewhat of an epiphany the other day...

Literally all I want to do is arty stuff.

Write.  Paint.  Music.  Creative clothing choices.  Fun hair--oh, I dyed my hair black last week, just so ya know, and I'm getting it cut soon and hoping to dye the tips blue later on because who do I need to impress?

Life is way too short to do things for the wrong reasons.  Why did I want to go back to college?  I like learning stuff, and "I should probably figure out some way of making money, here, I'm an adult, what am I doing with my life?"

NO.  Money is NOT everything.

I just want to get a studio loft downtown (in a suburb of Atlanta for now, but who knows, maybe we'll move to the city itself in the future?), make delicious paninis and salads for lunch, play my flute JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO, and write a bunch (okay, and keep going to the gym, because I'm burning fat and feeling better and I have to keep going).  They say if you wanna go into the arts, you have to throw yourself in the deep end, and I think I'm finally ready to do it.

I'm not sure how dA is going to fit into it all yet, but I have no plans of leaving.  I'll probably keep posting poetry and maybe the occasional short story, but I'd like to save my best stuff for trying to get published (eek).  I'm not going to actively limit myself on what I write, but I'd like to start focusing on speculative fiction, because that's where my heart is.  I have too many ideas and I need to figure out how to focus on one of them and get it DONE.

But at least I'm happy.

And on my way to becoming a successful college drop-out.
  • Listening to: Regina Spektor
  • Reading: Nyctophobia - Christopher Fowler
  • Eating: Orange Peel Dark Chocolate
  • Drinking: All the life I'm drowning in
...and its very budget but absolutely wonderful replacement arrived today!

I'll be going over messages in the next week or so while John is at work.

We've moved back to Georgia and I've been really busy, and will keep on being busy.

This year I'm going to start classes again and I'll be working on writing I'd like to publish eventually.

I don't have all that much to say that's very interesting, but I wanted to provide a quick update for those who care.

Much love!  :heart:
Well, I can't come up with any way of making this announcement light or funny: my dog had to be put down yesterday, I didn't get to say goodbye, I'm feeling like shit, and other than a couple of obligations I have this month, I'm not feeling up to dA (or much of anything) right now.  I'll try to reply to things soon, but for the next couple of days I'm in crunch-mode to get things done before I leave for Georgia on Saturday.  I have a reddit Secret Santa gift to ship, a birthday present for my dad to finish working on, laundry to do, and cards and letters to send.  I hope you'll all understand.  This is about the crappiest I've felt in like three years.  I haven't really told anyone but John about it, so for friends who I talk to regularly outside dA who are finding out this way, I'm sorry, I just... can't.  It won't last.  At least I don't think it will.  I should be back and ready to go after the holidays.
I had somewhat of an epiphany the other day...

Literally all I want to do is arty stuff.

Write.  Paint.  Music.  Creative clothing choices.  Fun hair--oh, I dyed my hair black last week, just so ya know, and I'm getting it cut soon and hoping to dye the tips blue later on because who do I need to impress?

Life is way too short to do things for the wrong reasons.  Why did I want to go back to college?  I like learning stuff, and "I should probably figure out some way of making money, here, I'm an adult, what am I doing with my life?"

NO.  Money is NOT everything.

I just want to get a studio loft downtown (in a suburb of Atlanta for now, but who knows, maybe we'll move to the city itself in the future?), make delicious paninis and salads for lunch, play my flute JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO, and write a bunch (okay, and keep going to the gym, because I'm burning fat and feeling better and I have to keep going).  They say if you wanna go into the arts, you have to throw yourself in the deep end, and I think I'm finally ready to do it.

I'm not sure how dA is going to fit into it all yet, but I have no plans of leaving.  I'll probably keep posting poetry and maybe the occasional short story, but I'd like to save my best stuff for trying to get published (eek).  I'm not going to actively limit myself on what I write, but I'd like to start focusing on speculative fiction, because that's where my heart is.  I have too many ideas and I need to figure out how to focus on one of them and get it DONE.

But at least I'm happy.

And on my way to becoming a successful college drop-out.
  • Listening to: Regina Spektor
  • Reading: Nyctophobia - Christopher Fowler
  • Eating: Orange Peel Dark Chocolate
  • Drinking: All the life I'm drowning in

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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  Hobbyist General Artist
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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TwilightPoetess 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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