It's about time I said something.
I'm no longer pursuing art as a standalone career. I took a step away from it and reevaluated my life. The competitive attitude I harbored only made art a stressful activity and ended up making me angry when I wasn't improving at the rate I wanted. Artmaking became a chore and a prison; I no longer found enjoyment in it.
I'll continue to improve, study, and draw as a hobby. I'll create my own animations and illustrations at my leisure.