Hey everyone, this is a post that I've been wanting to make for a while, but haven't been able to find the words. I have decided that it's time for me to take a break with cosplay. I don't know how long it will be, or of I'll ever return.
I'm at a point in my life where I need to start focusing on what makes me happy again, and I haven't been happy with cosplay for a while.
Last year was one of the worst years of my life, and I feel like a lot of that could've been prevented if I would've stopped cosplaying when it stopped being fun.
Don't get me wrong, there were some good moments, but the last couple of years, the bad outweighed the good.
I was getting pressured into needing to create a new costume for every day of a con. I was dating an actor who cheated on me with over 50 girls while we were together. I got physically assaulted by a guy I was really close with. I had about a million rumors starter about me that caused me to lose a large portion of my friends. There are dozens of people who have never met me that don't like me. I became friends with people that I discovered weren't good people. And I was forced into a lot of very uncomfortable situations that changed my perception of everything about this community.
I used to love this. Now I feel like everyone is more concerned about followers and popularity and making a quick buck, that they've forgotten to have fun.
I'm getting ready to start a new chapter in my life and I finally found happiness again. I'm still planning on going to @saltlakecomiccon because that con has always been amazing and the people are kind. Besides that, I will not be making any plans for cons or cosplays.
Thank you all for the support the last few years, I appreciate it and I hope you will continue to support as I go back to my acting and modeling roots. Or as I start my new life and adventures.
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