As 2016 draws to a close, I felt I should summarize how the year went for me, and maybe realize some things about myself in the process.
Work: This was the year I finally graduated and started working, and though my first job didn't work out, it's allowed me to move on to another that does, at least so far. So as far as work goes this definitely was a major milestone in my life. Best to keep this up all way into the next year and beyond.
Interests: My previous obsession was Gravity Falls, but it's hard to remain dedicated to a show that has ended, however great it was. Rather than try out other TV series, however, I instead jumped over to Overwatch, a game that checks all the right boxes for me. It's definitely the main thing for me now, and will be for a while considering Blizzard's regular updates, but I won't deny I've been neglecting other media or material as a result. So that's something I'll have to change for 2017 for sure.
Art: 2016 was also the year I finally got a grasp on drawing humans properly, even casually, to the point that I've since left behind my previous furry style. The main problems I have are that I still have issues with sometimes waiting for ideas and inspiration instead of seeking them out myself, resulting in long gaps between uploads. And of course my coloring still feels off at times, and solutions on how to improve that aren't very clear to me. Hopefully I can manage my time better between work and play to get better at creating.
Socialization: Sadly this is probably the area I'm still the weakest at. Drifting away from others due to shifts in interests and departure from fandoms, not joining conversations with others at work, not seeking out anyone new to talk to on dA or Tumblr...and to be frank, I don't know how much I actually want to improve at this, given that most people I meet IRL really are just too different for me to discuss anything with besides work. And with social media never having been my strong suit I've basically given up on any illusion of having any substantial following either. So in the end I'll just let it be business as usual: Keep a low profile and don't offend others.
That's how it's been for me personally at least - pretty well, but could be better, and I'll have to do what I can to make it so. Happy New Year.