Greetings! Hope everyone had a lovely new years (I slept through the first of January I could care less on my end).
Just returned from Orlando with the family. I was glad I saved up for Disney World because it is easy to forget how expensive most things are other than the tickets to the parks. Is it weird that I brought a copy of The Stranger by Albert Camus with me during breaks? I’m the type of person who needs solace from excitement after wandering around the park for a while, otherwise I get a feeling of depression if I have too much fun. It is a philosophical reminder to myself that even if s*** happens, I should not take the little things for granted, and so on (I’m at a Disney park, so I have to be happy right?). I find it helpful to also take breaks in places with outlets when I am low on phone battery. In a bittersweet way, I was astonished that my favorite YouTube celebrity, Savannah Brown was at the Disney parks as well after discovering her posts on Instagram. Luckily, this was after the trip, or else I would have high anxiety trying to hunt her down, like a total creep.
I had my first day of class first week of January upon returning, and only a third of the class showed up, due to the latter half failing to survive the snowpocalypse. Why the university allowed the campus to remain open when other colleges closed theirs is beyond me. Even my professor regretted making it late to class in a half-hour commute. Welcome to my grad life. On a more positive note, I was accepted to a major anime/comic book convention coming up in May so I will be working on new (and better) fan art this spring in advance. Maybe this will lighten up my broody mood after having plunged into the absurd depths of the existential abyss of Camus. Hopefully this new year will be full of great opportunities. I will keep you updated with any new art coming soon!