Hello to all my dA friends
How are you?
I'm so sorry for being so inactive in 2014 and during the first months of 2015. A lot had happened during those times.
In 2014, right before the deadline of my thesis, my grandfather passed away and no one notified me of his gradually weakened condition. I ended up not being able to see him one last time. A few days after his funeral, my aunt who I always regard as my second mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. My grandma's health also rapidly plummeted. Parkinson's disease got worsen and it was tormenting her. Every time her legs shook, she cried out in pain and eventually, she could not walk anymore. What happened to my aunt and grandmother came as a shock to me. My two most favourite persons were going to die. I spent most of summer taking care of my cousin while my aunt went to the hospital for chemotherapy and looking after grandma before my uncle could hire her a caretaker. I was depressed, gloomy and mad at myself for how little I could do to improve the situation, that I did not have money or competence to do so. A few months before 2015 came, I got a job. It was not the job I have always dreamt of, but It helped me feel less useless and more importantly, it made my aunt and grandma happy. My grandma was contented that she was able to live long enough to see me getting a job.
And and then 2015 has come. My aunt has decided to end chemotherapy sessions and instead, dedicates her time to study Buddhism, do charity and meditate. Grandma also continues her path to Buddhism. They both contemplate that the best way to cure a disease is not to think about it at all, to rid their mind of all worries and burdens and pray to Buddha. They are still suffering, however, they cope with their conditions with a much more positive attitude. They suggest I do the same because being grumpy and pessimistic shall only make me unhappy and "look old and no one would marry you"
I am currently and shall continue to draw whenever I have free time because no other activities would make me feel more optimistic in life
As you notice, I also pick up a new hobby which is cosplay. I mainly cosplay as Austria from Hetalia. Don't ask why because I do not remember why I chose him in the first place. Furthermore, I also join a new fandom which is Gravity Falls. That show is so amazing. My cousin and I finally found an animated series that we love as much as Hetalia. There will be new Gravity Falls fanarts coming, but rest assured that I never bail out of Hetalia. My Hetalia characters and historical figures series, which began with England and Elizabeth I, Spain and Joanna of Castile, Moldova and Stefan the Great and Holy, shall continue right after I find my suggesting list of
Hetalia characters and historical figures.
Do tell me how you guys have been? I look forward to catching up with you all.