Goodbye 2014, and fuck you.

Hello lovely people.

I sat down to write this as another year end review I always do on the blog. I was looking through some of the past posts and saw how little I posted this past year. Compared to the fervor of previous years, this one was aggressively sparse.

That was not because of lack of desire or projects or interest, I assure you. I had all of those things, and more, but like so much in this past year, nothing came to fruition.

2014 was an amazingly difficult year for me, as you all may remember in my last year review, I was saying pretty much the same thing. It was tough, with no end in sight, and it seems to be that way now as 2014 ends and 2015 begins.

I'm not writing this for platitudes of, "Keep trying," or, "It will get better." I'm too pragmatic for that stuff. I know what I'm doing and I know how hard I try, it just seems that for not only me, but a lot of people I know, it was a shit year with no rebounding yet in sight.

There was very little to be optimistic about, truthfully. My job prospects were few and far between. I nearly lost my apartment about 4 times. My Etsy sales were abysmal, I'd like to take Brian to the vet, and I can't afford the dentist right now. All in all it's been royally craptacular.

I'm sure people will say you should be in a better mindset or you won't get any positive stuff coming your way. Blah Blah Blah. At this point I guess it's what do I do, right? Well, what else can I do but what I'm doing. I just feel I'm running out of time.

I honestly wish I had a life line or something. An 'in' somewhere or something. I have no connections and even the one's I've tried to make have failed. I've never been very good at that stuff.

It's been an exhausting year. One of the worst of my adult life, and yeah, I know the whole, "It could have been worse," route. I've always hated it when people say that. As if that negates the other person's hardships...but I digress.

I do miss sewing regularly, though. I plan on getting back into it. I need more dresses, that's for sure. I also need to make some jeans, and go hiking more. SO much I need to do, but finding steady employment is first and looking at the bottom of dried up wells for that water has all but failed.

My only bright spot has been Vintageville. I do love working on that thing. I love it, publishers don't, I've been trying. Apparently a comic about a fat black girl with no superpowers isn't very sellable. Go figure :) That's the story of my life, really.

I don't really know how to end this other than I'll post more in 2015. I want to post more. I just ask that you all support it. If you can share the content, re-post and just tell people about it. That's it. That's the price. It's not too much, I don't think.

Bye :)

9 comments:

  1. Yeap, shit yer here too. As for the coming 2015, I'm a little scared.Don't know what else to say.

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  2. I think everyone had a shit year lol. I'm in a similar boat, no job opportunities, financially unstable (and I've often worried we might end up homeless), and can't afford the dentist/vet but thankfully haven't needed them too badly. I'm not going to bombard you with cliches, the reason you've had a shit year is beyond your control and likely the result of a shit economy. Like you, I draw cartoons and sew clothes, it's the only thing I find solace in. I encourage that, whenever you get the chance, you do your art because it clearly helps alleviate the stress and you're good at it. Hopefully it'll help you through potentially another bad year.

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  3. Sorry it's been a tough year, LadyDay. This may or may not be up your alley, but synchronicity (both posts arrived in my bloglovin' feed today) is not to be ignored: https://www.colettepatterns.com/jobs

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  4. Yeah, I do think its been a shit year for everyone. I don't know of many people who have a had a decent, let alone good year. Kiss my ass, 2014!!!!

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  5. I hear you on that!! I was laid off earlier this year and now I'm working a temp job that offer in a few weeks!! So trust me it has been shitty, shitty, shitty. Is it going to get better, hell yeah. My favorite quote is from a young man name Kenneth Robinson he stated "I'm successful because I see it no other way." So on with the new.

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  6. I wish it hadn't been such a shite year for you. I may not have had the serious health issues of the previous 2 years but it hasn't felt much better than either of them!

    Good riddance 2014, and wishing you a less stressful 2015

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  7. Thinking of you and wishing you the best in 2015

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  8. That's a shame, because clearly a lot of us love Vintageville too. Could you try selling a few pagescat a time as a digital download on Etsy, instead of releasing one page for free each week? Especially now that you have an audience base?

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  9. You know, Lisette, that isn't a bad idea! I'm nearing the 50th episode, and I was thinking of doing 10 episode collections. I could do that via PDF then release a printed version (which is my dream) someday.

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