That is somewhat true to an extent. By that I mean: lately a majority of what I've been talking about it cosplay-related things (I had a convention not even 2 weeks ago, you can't blame me...) BUT, I can honestly assure you that is not the only thing I talk about to him, and it certainly hasn't been that way for all the time I've known him. If anything, that was him just exaggerating his words like he tends to do. Just to clarify that, because his accusation did bug me a little..
However, that's not what I'm thinking about. Like I said, cosplay is a majority of what I've been talking about lately, and honestly, it's just really become a prominent part of my life again. After getting back into it in the beginning of last year after my several year 'hiatus', I have been nothing but motivated to exceed my own standards. This past year--especially this past Katsucon--I completely several cosplays that not to long ago, I was just dreaming about. I've completely a plethora of goals that I set for myself when I first began cosplaying back in 2008, and I'm still astonished at all I've done. OF COURSE THIS IS ALL I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT LATELY! Whether or not others are (or even care), I am beyond proud of myself and all I've done. I have exceeded any expectation I had of myself and I could never be more proud.
And sure, just because I talk about cosplay a lot, and it seems like that's all I focus my attention on lately, doesn't mean I've completely lost sight of my real priorities in life. In fact, my life in on the RIGHT track right now, that I'm able to bask in the recreational fun that is cosplay. I got accepted and enrolled into my dream college, I'm still maintaining exceeding grades in school, I'm apart of 3 of the 5 prestigious instrumental music ensembles in my school (which is top ranking on the East Coast, might I add), and to top it all off, I'm finally getting better from the hell storm I was caught up in a couple months ago. So no, I have not lost sight of the real priorities. My life is running smoother than I could ever imagine right now, so I actually do have the chance to focus on my cosplay work and progress further. Because of this determination, I have expanded further and participated in more conventions to the point where I even have a name for myself now. The friends and support I've gained along the way was truly worth the years of struggle. And now, there's no where to go but up. I still hold myself to high standards, and with the motivation and determination I have now, there's no way I can't accomplish it (:
So to my friend whom talked to me about this earlier: I'm sorry that I've been pestering you with my cosplay-related nonsense lately. But I'm finally becoming the 'success' I've always dreamed of being long before you even met me. So you just can't stop me (: