I haven’t made one of these posts in a while and it is LONG overdue. I apologize in advance for the length of this post.
I can’t pinpoint when my blog got to be so busy with your traffic, but I know that ever since I started doing my LDR comics I have seen a boom in followers, notes and messages in my inbox! It is an overwhelming amount of support and love that myself (and Samuel) have gotten from you all and I couldn’t be more grateful.
THANK YOU: SAMUEL
You are not just being the best boyfriend I have ever had, but are hands down the best friend I have ever had…I have confided in you and trust ed in you more than I ever thought I could in a person. You put up with me even when little irrational fears or voices make me less than ideal to deal with. You inspire me to be an even better and open minded person than I like to think that I already am.
You show me more love and treat me / our relationship with more respect and kindness than anyone could! You are my rock! I log fee you ;D
THANK YOU: FELLOW LDR FOLLOWERS
I started the LDR comics as a gift to Sam for our 1 year anniversary last October. Now they have grown from that into a signal to a good chunk of other amazing people in LDRs, showing that they are not alone in their relationships even in the easy or tough parts of it. It is not easy being physically alone, hundreds of miles away from my tremendous boyfriend…and I go through some of the same struggles that some of you have expressed to me.
I am certainly not a pro at relationships, long distance or not…so it is always humbling (and a bit terrifying) when you message me asking for help or advice in your relationship. But I try my best to help and give the best advice I can, if only just to reach back out to you and let you know that you are not alone or let you vent it out. Being in a place of distress, no matter what the reason, is not great…and I have been there countless times. When I can’t handle it on my own (and Sam was unable to talk), I reach out by posting vague things on twitter or I make vent art and post it JUST to get it out there and talk to someone about it, so I understand that urge to talk to someone.
To be honest, you all help me as much as I help you when you send me asks or reblog my art with your own stories. YOU remind ME that I am not alone in a LDR and I am not the only one who may feel a certain way or be in a certain situation. Which is kinda funny because like I mentioned above, one of the reasons why I make the LDR posts is to remind others that they aren’t alone. The whole project has came full circle.
THANK YOU: FRIENDS, NON-LDR FOLLOWERS, ANYONE IN GENERAL WHO SEES MY POSTS:
I have met and befriended SO many of you amazing people (artists or not) thanks to my art and social media sites in general and you touch my life everyday! It is hard not to be thankful for you all and your support of not just my art or my relationship, but of me as a person! <3
When I first started posting my art and playing with my (then new) wacom AGES ago I never expected to be where I am now. I remember being head over heels having 10 followers on deviantart and now there are 5k of you here on tumblr alone! I can honestly say that with every new follower, and every like or reblog I get I am STILL as stoked as I was when I first started this journey!