I got Pokemon Y on Christmas which is later than I would've typically gotten a Pokemon game. It's worth noting that I've only made it up to Arti's gym in Pokemon White2. And in Y, I've just beat the second gym leader and stopped after that. Simply put, I've just lost interest in the Pokemon games and overall, I'm just losing interest in the franchise in general. Even the anime is boring me and at this point, I'm just keeping up with new Pokemon anime-related news from Pokemore's Twitter feed. I still will draw the characters and probably think of backstories for them but overall, I'm done.
I'm also taking a break from Nintendo as a whole. When Zelda Wii U comes out, I may consider getting it though first off I don't even have a WiiU. Right now, I'm mainly a pc gamer and I have Steam and I'm being exposed to games that I never got into or never would've gotten into. I've played Fallout: New Vegas, Rust, Minecraft and started playing Just Cause 2 and I'm glad to be exposed to new stuff.
I'm also kind of getting bored of drawing Misty and forget about doing ideas involving her. I felt they've all been done and I've just simply lost interest.
In the past 6-8 months I've discovered a new love of technology and programming. I'm also investing more time into serious painting, and money into music production equipment.
One of my goals is that once I figure out how to paint backgrounds, I'll do a guide and try to break it down to the core principles and that's the same with the Pokemon art tutorials. So often people are taught to draw with symbols and not shapes and forms. If you learn to draw in symbols, you'll only be able to draw from one view and not use what you learn to draw in multiple views.
Sadly, the more I've learned, the less confidence I feel in what I do.