Reintroduction of LadieStorm

For those of you who have joined these forums in the past year or so, I'd like to say hello. I'm LadieStorm, and I've been a CC3+ mapper, it's been 4 or 5 years now, I guess. I'm not actually a stranger, although no one has seen me for a while, now.

For those of you who know me, please let me say, hello again. I'm so sorry for my extremely long absence, but I'm hoping to be able to get back into the swing of things fairly soon.

2020 was a probably a nightmare for all of us. I've lost a lot of friends and family over this past year, ending in the death of my dad at the end of last year, and the death of my mom just 6 weeks ago. It has really been a year full of nightmares, for me, at least.

But I'm hoping that 2021 is going to be better. I'm hoping that I will be able to get back into some of my hobbies (mapping most especially). 2020 sapped the creativity out of me, but I'm actively working to rebuild that. My first step, is renewing my places in the creative communities I call home, such as these forums.

I apologize if I don't seem to be my old, exuberant self, but I sort of lost her somewhere during last year. I'm hoping to find that part of me again, and connecting with all of my old friends here is my way to start. I'm also hoping to make new friends here, too.

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  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 24 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Hey Storm! :D

    Long time no see - but perfectly understandable under the circumstances.

    I'm sorry to hear about your losses, and I hope you and the rest of your family are well.

    Don't worry about not being around all the time. Mapping fits around life, not the other way around ;)

  • MedioMedio Surveyor

    Welcome back.

    Indeed, harsh time for some/many of us. Yours specially looked complicated, sorry to hear about your losses.

    Hoping to see you soon crawling over here. Cheers!

  • Great to hear from you, Storm. So sorry about your news. I look forward to seeing a LadieStorm map again. Thank you for sharing your miserable 2020 - seems you had a really tough year, more than most. heaps of caring thoughts to you.

  • Storm!! Welcome back! I'm sorry to hear of the bad times you've experienced. It's been a rough year. Hopefully, we can encourage you to get back at it soon. xoxo

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 44 images Cartographer Administrator

    Welcome back Storm. Good to see you again. We have missed you.

    I am sorry to hear about your losses. Hopefully you are right in 2021 becoming a better year, we all hope so.

  • Howdy ! And welcome back.

    My most sincere condolences.

  • Indeed, very sincere condolences, Storm.

    Good luck getting yourself more involved creatively again. Just take your time, and we'll see you when we see you hereabouts.

  • thanks everyone. I have missed everyone here. I'm so sorry for such a depressive post, I didn't realize how bad it was until I reread it. I didn't mean to be. I was just trying to explain why I haven't been here.

    The absolute truth is that I've been existing numb for over half the year. It's a defense mechanism I developed during my childhood... where I shut down emotions and feelings so that I don't appear to be doing too bad. I didn't even realize I had done it, until recently.

    Unfortunately for me... I need my emotions and feelings to be creative. Which is why I haven't been for a while. But, like I said, I'm trying to restart myself, and this goes along way toward doing that. Reconnecting with people, and letting their energy kind of rekindle mine. :)

    I will admit, it's good to be back.

  • Welcome back LadieStorm! Great to see you back. I mostly just lurk on the forum these days but hopefully that changes for me as well. So I hope to see more of your maps soon.

  • daperdepadaperdepa Traveler

    Welcome back to the fold. I'm sorry to hear about your recent losses. May this year bring you many blessings.

  • Hey so sorry to hear how things have gone for you and your family. I'm happy to see you here. My searches on the forum often turn up things you have done, and I've always wondered if you were still around. Your work is quite nice.

  • My condolences as well @LadieStorm. Hope 2021 is much better for you. looking forward to seeing what you come up with...

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