Basically, I've not been doing so hot. Nothing terribly interesting, and nothing life threatening or even terrible life changing in any major, physical, permanent way. But still distressing and alarming to me because, frankly, it's happening to me. Minor social and general anxiety suddenly becoming unbearable and making even the process of going outside my room terrifying, a mild tendency to pluck hairs becoming a full fledged case of trillotrichomania resulting in me missing most of the hair of the top of my head (I seriously look like friar tuck. I've suddenly developed a fondness for hats), depression that suddenly drops leaving me disinterested in anything I previously enjoyed and unable to feel much of anything intermitted with bouts of panic when I do suddenly feel (insert a #feelings joke here). It's like all the issues that have been riding on my back ever since high school, in varying degrees, have all come crashing down harder than ever before. It's happened before, in smaller ways, but not in the middle of a program that I cared so deeply about, and wanted to continue, and not after I had felt I was improving so much. It blindsided me not once but twice during this past year of animation goodness, and I feel a fool for not being able to stop it, and for being to embarrassed and in denial to ask for help. And on top of it all there have been some non-mental health issues as well, though I'd rather not get into those.
Oh no, I've gotten too verbose and moody. Long start shot, I've been feeling crap, and I'm leaving the animation program for a short time to get things sorted out. I do know that, beyond a doubt, I wish to return to this program, in this school, above all else, and will do anything it takes to keep that door open. I always figured I would go into fine arts as a little kid, or maybe illustration, but after experiencing animation I can say there is nothing else I would rather do. And though I do have to ship my bum back home for a bit, I'm still going to be working on things, drawing, painting, and maybe even animating, and posting the junk here. And, hopefully sooner rather than later, I'll be back to Sheridan to become awesome.
Oh lawd, that was too many words. Here's a video of some animation nonsense I did in the past couple months.