The year is almost up. Just about six weeks to see if the list I made at the start of the year is still on track for me. Actually, I can happily say that these past few weeks have skyrocketed my list near completion!
These past couple of years have been monstrously tough. No full time work, an apartment that I hate, no money, or real social life. It's amazing how happy one can be when you finally get your foot in the door.
I don't know how it all happened for me, or what tips I can provide, but I guess perseverance and a shit load of luck are some of the most important things that no one ever really admits to saying is what got them going in the first place. Talent, sure, but I know tons of talented people with no opportunity, and lots more less talented people with great opportunity. I've always thought its a combo of both.
Get a JOB!*Done! Not only that, but it's in my field! I'm working as an illustrator/animator for a start up doing online training courses. It's way more fun than it sounds. They LOVE my work, give me a lot of creative control, and value my input. What more can a gal ask for!? Finish one of my children's stories.*I did do this. At least I did finish one of my animations, Ninja Sheep. I'm very proud of the work I did on that project, but it's sunk into the aether. Not a lot of traffic, which I hoped would lead to my number one goal, but no.*
- Storyboard two stories I have. *Still working on this one., but since I have a full time job drawing, it's been a bit of a back burner issue for me.
Learn to swing dance.*It's been about nine months and I'm loving the dancing. I learn something new every time I practice and my teacher thinks I'm one of the best people in his classes. Yay!!*
- Learn After Effects. (learning) *I've started with this, but have been standoffish about it. I need a chunk of time to really knock this out, but now because of the job, there never seems to be enough time in the day. *
Move from my current apartment.*This is the one thing that I thought I would not be able to do. It's amazing how having a job can make the world open up for you! I am happy to say that I am on track to moving hopefully by the end of the year!! I'm looking for a two bedroom because I want a home office.
With this shot, I decided to add more amazing complexity to my life.
Meet my new doggie. I'm not sure what he is, but I'm glad to have him. He will need a lot of work, mostly in training. He's not potty trained or leash trained but he's smart and can concentrate which is a very good thing.
I'm going to have him kenneled until this weekend because I want a good chunk of time with him to get him acclimated to his new home.
I get to go for walkies and bike rides and park visits and pet stores again. Yay! I'll have more information on him (and a name soon).
Happy Monday everyone!!