Posting to say that I'm kinda, sorta back to dA on a regular basis.
Opposite to the trend of more and more people leaving dA, often for Tumblr, but I've a long history with this place and I never got much into networking through Tumblr (probably my super long artblock didn't help ), so there. I don't think that it'll ever again be like having regular discussions with certain people how it was a couple years ago (and on my old account to boot), since most of those people have left, too, but I'll come check art and comment on things more often now, and who knows where the future will take me and dA.
I'll also tentatively say that after 3+ years I'm finally un-artblocked or at least have reached the "don't care if stuff doesn't come out right immediately" phase, but I'll still be more picky about what I post online or not.
Also, I made a new photo and doodle toomblr at the end of last year, where I (lazily) post more photos than art, but 90%+ content is planned to be my own, with the occasional art advice or art reblog from people I follow (I only follow other mostly-art blogs from this one, since I have a separate account for my personal tumblr) : fenniverdia.tumblr.com/
On the non-dA front:
I started a new job, well, my work place is technically the same, but I'm back to a scientific lab. I can't talk about what I'm doing due to legal reasons, but man, I now feel that I've been out of loop with research for quite a while since my previous job position of almost two years was very limited in the experimental front and was mainly about organizing classes and maintaining equipment, and there are a lot of things that I've never really done before, so I'm in for a pretty steep learning curve right now, and it's kinda overwhelming. I know it'll get better and my coworkers probably knew what they were doing when I was asked to join in this (I've been reading a bit about Impostor Syndrome lately, which probably was a bad idea, hahaha. I lean towards both Perfectionist and Extremist trends, by the way).
I'm also waiting for the new Robin Hobb book to arrive in the mail hopefully between Monday-Wednesday, so that I can cry over FitzChivalry and the Fool again , and these two things are taking up most of my brain space right now. :U