So, a few things right off the bat.
Yes, I did get a new graphics tablet, which I am liking pretty alright so far despite it not being a Wacom like I'm familiar with.
Yes, I am still working on everything that has been backed up since pretty much forever (I am so, so sorry).
No, I have not died and been resurrected via black magic and/or science fiction technology.
2016 was a pretty not great year for a lot of people, and I've unfortunately not been an exception. Between struggling with ridiculous hours at work, my grandmother passing away, my graphics tablet going out on me, stress completely annihilating any art motivation for months on end, it's been a year I would gladly either erase and do over or simply delete from my history all together. And that's not even touching on all the political insanity that's been an extra ulcer.
However, for 2017, I have a few things I'm working on doing to try and at least drop my stress levels to a manageable state.
Number One, transfer OUT of cashiering. I'm an introvert, and I've always had problems interacting comfortably on a social level outside of my comfort zone, so while cashiering has been great for my bank account, it's been stressing me to the point of exhaustion after every shift, killing my motivation to do much of anything and making it extremely hard to keep up with much outside of work. I've already applied to a number of different positions, and with any luck, I'll be out from behind the registers by the end of February. Maybe into Freight, or Deliveries, or maybe back to Garden! Who knows!
Number Two, either A) start taking a single class at the community college, or B) start going back to chiropractic. I've been needing an extra motivation to get out of the house, and my self motivation has been so low that nothing short of absolute necessities (or copious amounts of pestering) has been able to get me off the couch. Taking a class, or at least getting my health back on track, would be an easy to work around appointment that I could slot into my schedule at work and get me doing SOMETHING other than work with relative consistency. I was originally going to try and take a technical course at the local technical college, but limited funds and the FAFSA applications being closed, I decided to wait another year to try going into Automobile Repair and Restoration.
There's some other stuff I'm looking into, trying to get some of my speedpaints edited, rebooting my action figure review channel, fixing up my car, but it's side stuff that I'd like to get to that isn't a requirement.
I just want 2017 to be not as shit productivity wise as 2016.