I started this acrylic a few (try at least 15) years ago. The eyes were left blank. So was my mind as far as this painting was concerned.
Then, last year I went a spurt of creativity and did a few new pieces and finished this. I don't like to overthink a picture. I find my best or favorite pieces are done quickly. If it isn't working, leave it alone and come back to it later. "Step away from the canvas with your hands up".