Hey there, guys! It's probably been long enough, so I'm gonna go ahead and give a little update on things over here.
As of last week, I have been hired by a Sears warehouse where my brother-in-law works at in Santa Clarita, which is fantastic news for me. After my background check and drug test, I'll be starting on September 4th. It pays 14/hour, which isn't a whole lot in California since everything is expensive here, but it is at least a start for me and an opportunity to get more work experience. Bearing that in mind, I don't know when I'll be going back to Arizona yet, but I'm guessing it'll be whenever my job at Sears ends.
My overall goals remain unchanged. I still want to gain some more independence, which means saving up and being able to pay rent for a place somewhere eventually. Having a job also means I'll be able to gain residency here and finally start learning how to drive. Apparently, at the DMV they require residency proof before I get my learner's permit, which is understandable I guess. Still, it means I'm finally on my way to achieving that goal.
Commissions are still going very slowly, but I have not forgotten about them. I still won't open any more commissions until the current batch is all done. However, something I'm thinking of doing eventually is making little sculpted trinkets to sell. Don't know when yet, hopefully soon, but definitely after I finish my commissions so they're not hanging over me and so current clients don't wait much longer. As to where I'll sell stuff is still up in the air, but I'm gonna give it a go and feel things out. Plus, I've been wanting to get back to sculpting anyway.
Anyway, I think that's about the gist of what's been going on. Hope you all are doing well, and I'll keep updating as things progress.