Admittedly I am not very active on here any more. I check in about once a week for a couple of minutes, and that's it. But I noticed that I have a build-up of notes asking how I'm doing. So I thought it easier to make a journal response.
Short answer - not good.
I have been signed off work and have my first counselling session at the end of the month. I managed to stay strong until the middle of March, but with juggling the bereavement, my family's problems, feeling inadequate at work and trying to sort things out for a house move, I now seem to be on the verge of collapsing under the stress of it all.
Artwise I have completely lost the ability or motivation to draw - when I do get a moment of inspiration I can manage about 5 minutes before finding it too draining to hold a pencil. (On the plus side I have taken up crochet and I find that very therapeutic!) But yeah... it means I won't be posting anything new for a long while, and unfortunately I still cannot bring myself to unstore my gallery... it still brings back strong memories of last year.
I only ask people to be patient with me