In the blink of an eye it seems like things have changed, come and gone. It's bittersweet. I'm glad some things are over with, but I know they'll start up again. In the end, things will never be like they were. I'll just cherish what I have now while I can.
Art wise and what not? I'm mostly writing stories now. I wanted to do comics, but that MotionBook tool I pinned my hopes on took too long. As a result, I just don't have the desire to draw right now. If I do draw it will be rather rare.
Stories are easier to write since I can mess up, clear the board, and start over with little to no effort. I'll be sticking mostly sticking with the fanfiction realm, MLPFIM specifically, because I still want to make one of my stories the best it can be. I'm very doubtful, well 99.99999999999999999% assured, it won't reach the status of where I wanted it. Instead, I'll just set my set my sights a little lower and deal with it.
My decision to remain in fanfiction territory is due to how critical they are. It's a double edged sword, but teaches so much about writing. If you make a mistake, they'll call you on it. If a character is out of character without reason, they'll call you on it. This over-critical attention to detail helps to forge that sense of how things should be within predetermined parameters. After that sense is accomplished, I'll branch out and write my own stories. There are two stories, possibly three, that I've contemplated for quite some time. One is a Sci-Fi style idea that delvs into philosophies. The other is out of my area of expertise as it deals with detective and fantasy elements. Third style is a post-apocalyptic style, but that third one I may shelve completely because it seems like a rip off of the anime Needles with elements of Trigun.
I will say that things aren't easy right now, but I'm glad to have a place I can go and relax. Though it might be viewed as escapism, a place to relax isn't all that bad.