Hello everyone, wishing you a happy new year. It's the year of the Ox, lets all try to be a little more Oxish this year.
I've been rather negligent for posting here, but it is what it is. This past year has been absolutely crazy, but I've found my own ways to thrive in a post-COVID world. Regardless of your stance on what should be done, its important to take care of yourself the best way you can in times like this. I've been rather lucky and have the ability to work from home, so its like I've been on a pseudo-vacation these past several months.
I'm excited to start the new year. This year I'd like to work out more. I picked up the hobby of cycling this past year and I'd like to continue it. I've set a small personal goal of trying to hit 100 miles cycled each week, once the weather gets a little nicer. I used to rock climb, but its rather difficult to get practice in for that since all the gyms are closed. With cycling all you need is a road, and you don't really have to worry about ~social distancing~.
I've also gotten a new digitizer tablet, so I've started practicing digital art again. I like to draw manga style figures and psychadelic landscapes. It's a learning experience, since I never really studied how to draw during my time at school. I needed a hobby to keep me busy this winter and as I get older, I find that I'm less and less able to enjoy just sitting around playing video games. The personal development is more satisfying to me. I've been ocasionally tossing my practice work up on Pleroma, but I'm nowhere near good enough to actually put out a real piece of art yet.
I suppose picking a physical hobby to focus on and a mental hobby to focus on will help balance my chakras out or something, but who knows? Mental health is important, especially with all the isolation that people are going through right now.