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Monthly Archives: January 2015

If You Need Me For Anything….

2014 was such a weird year that I don’t even know where to start.

I abandoned the blog sometime in *looks* January because at the time I was working the night shift at my full time job, and had just snagged myself a nice, high strung little gig as a web designer/sales support monkey/writer/graphics-go-to-girl. So I was working two jobs for the better part of the beginning of last year. Something had to give. My design job started as 15 hours a week, then went up to 20, then in April it went to 40 and I left the midnight shift at the answering service for good and got paid to be a full time art person, which is a job that happens (alas) during the day.

So I got thrown into the deep end and it’s taken me this long to figure out how to doggy paddle, but I think I’ve got a handle on it now. Maybe.

On top of the graphic design stuff (I should note that I’m still somewhat of a novice), I’ve learned a proverbial crapton of stuff. I can do some minor IT work, and my co-worker and I are working on certifications (her for IT work and me for the loony bin–er, also for IT work, I guess).

So! Things!

Things that happened last year:

  • Started new job!
  • Left old job after 4.5 years. 😦
  • Was introduced to an editor at new job. 🙂
  • Finished NaNoWriMo 2014 despite Blizzard releasing a new World of Warcraft expansion during November those bastards.
  • Read 42 books.
  • Moved off wordpress.com and onto my own hosted site, which has finally gotten some attention!
  • Did a lot of other stuff that mostly involved my hair falling out because stress.
  • I went to WizardWorld ComicCon in July, and that was pretty much awesome, even if I did spend a good chunk of time having crowd-induced panic attacks.

Stuff that I plan to make happen in 2015:

  • The World Outside is still a thing and sometime after tax season I’ll have the money to hire the editor I met at my new job. 🙂
  • Write one short story a month. I’d write more, but considering the amount of homework I take home from work, I’ll pace myself.
  • Read one book a week. I’m ahead on this.
  • Learn to make WordPress Themes.
  • I’ve got some freelancing going already, so the plan is to expand that toward the end of the year.
  • The World Outside will also be a reality by the end of the year.
  • Make some kind of art that does not include creative calls to action *headdesk*.

Those aren’t resolutions, because nobody ever keeps resolutions.

I have a review of a book that was recommended to me by the person I hope will be my editor. I also have January’s short story, so that makes plenty of post material for now. I’ll try and come up with some for later.


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