Hey all, sorry I dropped off the map... Again...
My laptop officially died (just won't charge!) a while ago and that meant I sorta forgot about deviantart as it wasn't on my browser. I feel really shitty about the timing being right in the middle of getting to know so many of you! I feel even shittier about this next part...
I'm closing my deviantART account. Not in the 'delete all things' sort of way, but just no longer logging in to it.
My photography account will remain open. That is DeepOakTrails it isn't very active, but will be circa May when I get back from Israel. So if you need to desperately contact me that is the place to go!
Art wise, I'll probably continue but under a new name. I'm not going to disclose that name as it would go against the very nature of a fresh start. My art won't be recognizable though since all my old tools for art are lost to me now.
Why am I doing this?
I've changed a lot over the years, and I often feel pressured to act the same way as I used to. I'm simply not the same person though. A deviantART example of that is responding quickly, and if I don't do that I feel bad then I just put off responding for ages - something I'm sure you've all seen me do! Not to mention how cluttered this account is! It's not just here that I'm 'cutting loose' and starting fresh it is that case for me all over, with real life people, I've kept firm contact with maybe 4 or 5 people from my school days. It's hard to explain why I'm doing this, but so far it has proven good for me and it has some deeply personal reasons I'd rather not disclose (Something I always did too much of online!). As a result, if you think you have 'found me' again on deviantART please note me (or who you think is me) directly rather than speculate with others so I can confirm or deny then keep it private. I really, really, really want to start anew and that involves people not knowing me. Luckily for me I'm terrible with names and usually remember people by icons/art (I often check out a gallery to remember who someone is after my many breaks!) so I'll be fresh slatin' everyone too. I want to be able to get to know people as me not 'Dottie' on my new account so friends may be lost and that is sad to me. I wasn't going to close this account when I did my mass fresh-start, but at the start of this month I ummed and uhhed over it and decided it would be for the best. I know it sounds weird, but trust me, I know what I'm doing and its not without deep thought.
The new art account will be exciting for me as it will be entirely art and I can really get to know people as it (hopefully) grows. If you are insanely desperate to know my knew account, you can do some crazy Sherlocking with the following clue: 'Wales'.
I'm sorry my explanation couldn't be more in depth. I know I share a lot with you all, but there is so much you don't know. I will miss you all, you have meant so much to me over the years - even if it didn't seem like it. I hope my explanation will suffice. I couldn't leave without saying something, as I have done everywhere else, and I wish you all the best. I hope you know this is very hard for me to do, but its for the best.
So long, fair friends!
Dottie / Sarah