Let me preface this post by saying, this isn't goodbye, but it may be a while before I post anything else again.
Some of you know this already, but I actually haven't written a caption since March. Everything I've posted since then was previously written and slowly time-released. For any of you that inspect the file names of my captions, you may notice that they are quite out of order.
Anyways, the short story is, I've been very busy as of late. I've actually spent the last several weeks writing non-stop--unfortunately, not captions, but still important work. Before that, I was busy with other work. As much as I love captioning, it's not my career and I've needed to focus my energies on my eventual life trajectory. Currently, I have a brief reprieve, but I'm not sure if more writing is exactly what I'd like to be doing right now. Remember how I said I've spent the last several weeks writing non-stop? Well I have over 100 essays to show for it. I'm planning to spend some more time outside, with friends, and engaging in physical activity now that that's almost over. However, if all goes well, I'll be quite busy for a long time to come.
The other difficulty I've been facing is that last spring I transitioned to a new computer. My old one bogged out. Bugger. So my new computer is all fancy smancy and awesome, but it doesn't have Photoshop which I used to use to make my captions. I've tried using GIMP, but quite frankly, it's not the same and I'm not quite up to learning a whole new program. So that's also put a bit of a wrench in abilities to output captions even if I wanted to.
So until I can get a little more time and get back all my tools, I probably won't be making anymore captions for awhile. It's funny, because I'll see a picture sometimes and have a great idea for it, but I just don't have the resources to turn it into a caption anymore. I'm not sure how long this dry spell will be, but I definitely don't intend on leaving forever.
To everyone that's read and been reading my captions, I thank you. Especially those of you who leave lovely comments (*cough* Miss Simone *cough*), it's been really great reading all of them and I always appreciate the feedback. They really make my day. Hopefully I'll be able to reconnect with all of you once I'm back to full production.