I've been a member of DeviantArt for the past 11 years - that's a long time by anyones standards.
I've seen a lot of people, friends and people I admire come and go, I've forms some wonderful friendships myself and spoken with many great artists. I enjoy the fandoms I have been involved in over the time I've been here, but lately... I've noticed something in myself that I don't like.
All the time I have spent on dA has become something of an addiction. I feel moody when someone interrupts what I am doing on here, even if it's just browsing over things that I have already seen. I get irritated when I can't write a comment back to someone because something in real life takes away my attention from dA.
It's not fair.
It's not fair on the person I take these moods out on, and ultimately it's not really fair on me.
I am glad that I have finally noticed though, it means that I can do something about it.
It means that I can take steps into changing this aspect of myself that has developed over the past few years and that I can finally take a step back from not only dA, but the internet in general. I'm saying this on here, not for the attention or anything, but so that people know and hopefully can support me in this choice. It hasn't been an easy one for to me make, it's easier to hide behind our faults rather than recognise them and change.
So to all the good friends I've made out there; Thank you and I hope that we can keep in touch.
Keep arting people.
I'll miss you.