Thank you for the past 4 years on this website. I've had fun for some time and the interactions were enjoyable. I've met some great people and I hate leaving and possibly losing contact with those people, but this is a necessary thing for me.
For months, I've been trying to get back on here and getting the ball moving again, but nothing worked. I would go quiet and then try to come up with some plan to make things around my account active again. It's just a large lack of passion. I no longer feel anything when I log on and I get quite disappointed when I open my inbox to see a number of favorites from one person on work I did years ago.
The amount of interactions I have with others has also decreased. The only time I really speak to someone is when they're angry with me. Who wants to only deal with angry people? Especially when they're angry over something as stupid as having different ideas than me?
This site is just not for me anymore. We all outgrow things in life, whether it's a friendship or a favorite show, and this is it for me. It's just not interesting to me anymore. I don't look at any art outside of my inbox and whenever I do look outside my inbox, I just glaze over the art. I don't look at it. I don't appreciate it.
I've spoken about my departure for weeks. I made it public a while and explained what I was doing. The initial plan was to simply close my account and walk away. That was my plan for the longest time. Then 2-3 days ago, I decided and announced that my account will stay, but I would store everything and leave.
Of course, when I began to take action in my departure, the angry people returned and acted surprised, despite me writing journals about it for weeks. No one has any excuse to be angry with me. I've stated I'm leaving 3-4 times before. To those who say that I should've warned people: I did. For those who said this is unexpected: it isn't. I did my part in this. It shouldn't be my concern as to whether or not you did your part in listening.
It's fine though. I decided to give the angry people what they wanted. I unstored most of my gallery. I even came to realization that storing it wasn't a good idea as well in terms of art theft and etc.
That is all. I wish everyone the best in their endeavors. I didn't want people following me, but I think it would be best to give people the option to contact me if they want. There are a few links and contact info here:
Thank you and good bye!