I just found a blog by someone in a similar situation to me.
It makes me want to try a lighthearted approach to my situation.
Will report back as soon as I can.
Edit: I keep trying to resize this image to 1800 x 1600, with a file size of 300k. For the background of this blog, you know? But I can't seem to do that. Either the file size ends up too big or the image size ends up too small (fooking Photoshop isn't working with me). Anyone know anything I can do to fix it?