It has been quite some time since you've last heard from me. And I feel super bad about it. I've had one hell of a year for 2021. I became a podcaster and drowned in Genshin. I have watched a lot of anime - I think I will do a year in review for all the anime I watched in 2021 as well as where I would rank it from favorite of the year to least favorite of the year. I've also experienced a ton of ups and downs with my own mental health as well as had some intense growth and self discovery. 

I think that after the years that I have been writing on here, I've tried to be transparent enough with you all. I tried to be as open as I could about mental health and the issues I have. I've tried to keep a positive outlook on everything. But sometimes it is hard. I come here before you all, after a hiatus - not a planned one...I have several posts that I started that took hits when I unintentionally took a break - to tell you about what 2021 has brought to light for me. 

First, Shi Anime Podcast. You all know that 5 years ago I tried and failed to do a podcast - it was just really hard to talk to yourself. Well, in March 2021 that all changed when I came together with three of my online friends to create this brainchild and best thing that has happened to me: Shi Anime Podcast. It has been a dream and I cannot wait to keep going with the show as we already have a season 2 planned which will be longer and better than before. 


Second, Genshin Impact. If you have been living under a rock, you wouldn't know anything about this phenomenon that took over the world this year. Back in 2020 I started playing this game and I am still playing it a year later. Literally all the time. It has brought me so many amazing friends and I have also just loved escaping away from reality to explore Teyvat. 


Finally, let's talk about me. 2021 has brought two very important revelations that I am sharing with you all. I'm not going to go back and edit any of my old posts or anything like that because that's too much work, but...let me introduce myself. 

Hi, I'm Kat. I am (currently) 29 years old. I am aroace (aromantic, asexual) and I am non-binary. Please from this moment forward refer to me as They/Them and respect the fact that I am still learning and growing myself. If you know my legal name, please do not refer to me as such as I only prefer to be called Kat. 

I'm still struggling to come out in my real life but because of circumstances, it is difficult to do so. However, I feel like you all deserve to know the real me after the years we have spent together. Thank you all for hanging with me this long. I cannot wait to come back stronger than ever with some anime content for you since it has been way too long. 

Thank you. 

Ja ne! 

xx Kat 





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