Wow! Today is my 12 year anniversary being on deviantART. I wasn't online much from 2008 to 2010 because of my job at the time. It was my first full time job too from 2008 to 2013. I was laid off and was on EI for one year and working part-time after that. I have yet to find a full-time job in the last 3 years.
I was in college from 2000 to 2007 so I have fond memories of dA from 2004, when I joined, to 2008. I began my clubs in November 2004 and had them converted into groups in 2010.
I also used to fav most all the daily deviations every single day back in the day. Sadly once life got too busy and my internet was slow, I didn't have time to do that anymore. Wish I could go back to doing that but these days I'm too lazy or busy to go back to doing that.
Anyway, it's been a good 12 years. I'm glad that I'm back. I may not do much but I do check my messages daily so I am on dA everyday still. dA was my second home for many years until Facebook came along. Sadly I'm a FB addict and I'm mostly playing games on FB in my spare time. dA, I'm sorry I don't spend hours on here like I used to looking at art but at least I still check in daily.
So who knows what the future will bring. Will I still be here in another 12 years? Will dA still be here in another 12 years? Who knows. All I know is that as long as dA is around, I will still remain here. I'm 34 now, single, no kids and will continue to remain on dA for as long as I can.