This is my biggest milestone online by far, the amount of love and support I have gotten over the years has been nothing short of amazing and motivating me to keep going, to keep pushing my art, to put more dedication into learning new things in the field I love.
It is so amazing that digital strangers that become digital friends all the way till the day you meet them and thank them personally for the things they have done for you that they have no clue of, they may not have guided your hand with the brush stroke but they provided the support and the magnifying glass so the world can see what you do, they sent your work to the celebrities that you base your work on so they can appreciate it as much as they did, they all took seconds and minutes of their day to look at something you made, I am letting you guys know your time is currency and I appreciate you spending it here.
Speaking of celebrities/artists there are many that have become fans over the years in which I am so grateful for, the people that entertain you, you have a chance to do the same for them. One in particular I'd like to thank and that is @grantgust He has showed me so much love over the years, The Flash and himself are one of the main reasons I have gotten noticed by companies, he has done for me more than he knows.
Another big highlight is the MMA community, you guys have been nothing short of amazing, some of the greatest fans ever.
This year had its highs (that were awesome, working with showtime, reebok and many other great companies, @chloebennet showing some love from NYCC, thank you @johnharlankim ) but it also had its lows (personal issues, personal demons, missing my first NY trip) But things are looking up just like my decision to start going gym again to build a healthier me, I am also training my mind to understand/cope/handle all and everything, the mind is a fragile thing so you got to train it. If you are fighting your own fights, please do reach out, don't keep it in, A hero to you may be just a person listening.
Made a promise to myself that I will not exit this year being in the same state that I am in, 2018 is where sh** gets done.
You are appreciated! Happy 500K