And now the bad.
I just dont feel the same about attending meeups as I used to. I used to look forward to riding the bus or train to get to the meetup, meeting friends and fellow cosplayers and getting to hang out with people outside of conventions. Now I dont have that same feeling anymore. I just feel like im forcing myself to go to these meetups and mini-cons. Its more like an obligation as opposed to something to look forward to. I dont know maybe its because of a disagreement I had with a fellow photographer or I just get sick and tired to having to come up with an excuse to tell my parents where I go when I go to these meetups and the fact that my fellow cosplayers and anime friends could care less about me taking pictures considering that there are better more professional photographers out there and Im just a nOOb. That and lately every time there is a meetup or gathering we get harassed by the cops thinking we are a flash mob or gangbangers.
And now Ill just stick to attending large cons, roaming exclusively in Artist Alley and sticking to my art. I know where my place is and its obviously being a loner.