It takes a long time for anything worth journalling about to happen to me, but then it all comes at once which is especially true this time around!
The earliest one was getting a new laptop a few weeks ago. Paying for it was painful, as was moving everything over, upgrading and all the other fiddly crap that almost ruins the excitement of getting a new machine, But after all that was done with I have to admit it was worth the expense. I'm getting crashes way less often now and losing less of my work. That in itself has seen a significant drop in the loud swearing coming from my house
No more being a slave to 3-day render times anymore. No more slowed performance out of Photoshop once the file gets too big. I'm finally using a machine up to standard with the size and detail of my work. I might actually be more willing to do stuff now, I've dropped in the work I do for different reasons, and one was definitely being discouraged since I was starting to encounter so many problems while making an artwork that it started making it feel not worth the frustration. Maybe things will be different now
Of course, don't expect new stuff on a weekly basis because I finally got an actual job
It's not art-related, more in the hospitality industry, but it was a choice I was willing to take up, I have sometimes wondered if trying to turn my art into a full-time job would do more harm than good anyway. I lose the will to draw if almost everything I do is for other people, especially ones that ask for uninteresting or difficult things, it makes me a bit sour towards doing any art if I don't get a healthy dose of doing my own stuff for fun. I don't think I'm the "loves working in a studio all day" artist anyway, so having a normal "real" job on the side will finally give me an income so I can have more freedom to turn down the less-appealing commission offers, and help me appreciate the times I can
work on my own art and commissions more and not procrastinate so much out of repetitive-induced boredom, so it may not change much anyway
I am looking forward to posting a few new pieces I've already done, but I can't yet since they're meant for something else first. But at least this month won't be as thin as last month, I get bored when I have nothing new to submit, you'd be surprised how little I've been logging into each day due to lack of activity
Also, my premium membership hasn't run out, I just got tired of always having to edit or change my journal skin since it never displays properly and I hate dealing with that HTML crap. So I'm going blank again, guess it looks neater anyway