Friday, 1 November 2019

The End

Dear All,


For those who enjoyed reading my blog and to those who still occasionally come looking for new content, I first of all want to say thank you to you all. 

Writing this blog has allowed me to engage with so many people, many at a distance but also many in person. And all I have had the pleasure of talking to have universally been lovely folk who enjoy this hobby as much as I do. This has spurred me on to better things with my hobby; painting, playing and general immersion wise. 

But I feel the need to formally draw a close on this blog as my life and therefore hobby change at an ever rapid pace. 

For those that don't know me intimately, I have several serious mental health issues, which anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medication (amongst a plethora of others medications and care for none-neurotypical conditions) can only impact so much. I have generally speaking deteriorated over the last few years for a whole mixture of reasons and the weight of personal, private and professional expectation has burdened me to the point of exhaustion. 

I need to take a long hard look at my life and my hobby and  make some drastic changes to bring everything down to a manageable level. Even if this means selling the majority of my hobby, just so I have a small amount of miniatures to paint and a small amount of people to interact with. 

This in no way reflects on those kind souls that have met me, even though I am silent most of the time, it is no indictment of you as people. It is simply a reflection of me hugging my knees to my chest and watching my phone buzz away, with a frightening level of mental paralysis to actively engage with the world. 

This may (or may not) come as a shock to those who have met me or seen me online. I will still be appearing online in videos and such, but I ask you to bear in mind that I (like many people with mental health issues) wear a mask on a daily basis with a well defined plan for each day and interaction, even down to specific conversations. 

Finally, I just want to reiterate the joy that this blog gave me for such a good period of time. I would not trade it for the world. And who knows, I may be back one day with something neat to show you. I simply cannot say. 

Friends, its been a blast. 

Peace out, 

Rob

12 comments:

  1. You will be missed from my Blogroll my friend. Thanks for the Daemons, the inspirational Primaris and a beauty of a unique Mortarion. Thanks for being so open and answering the Blogger mystery of what happened to Dr Rob! I had genuinely worried. I wish you well with your mental health bro.

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    1. Enjoyed seeing you on WintersSEO batrep recently, rumours of your passing are greatly exaggerated ;)

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  2. Sad to hear it man. All the best for the future.

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  3. Be well, best wishes for the future.

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  4. Always take care of yourself first, bud - I will miss seeing your awesome models, and hope that you don't jettison the hobby entirely even if it's just for personal enjoyment here and there. You are a super talented artist and your blog stands as a testament to your awesomeness! Cheers!

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  5. That is a bummer, but it's good to know what's going on, and that you're taking care of yourself and doing what's best for you. As another severe depression sufferer, I know exactly what you mean about needing to pare things back and keep from getting overwhelmed. Best of luck, and keep on keepin' on! <3

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  6. It has been a pleasure, mate. I have always loved your work and appreciate the camaraderie that we bloggers share. I wish you all the best.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your inspirational work on this blog. As a player and a painter, you're a credit to the hobby. Take care of yourself.

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  8. Thank you for sharing everything you have done so over the years. Take care of yourself. We will keep on.

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  10. Wishing you well for the future. And thank you for your blog - it has been a great source of inspiration to many.

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