I know I've been a bit quiet the past month or so, largely due to the stress of being unemployed and living in my family home with my partner. It's been quite the emotional test and I constantly feel like I'm burdening my family with my (and my partner's) presence.
But on a positive note, after weeks of toiling and repeated rejections, I've finally landed myself a job! Although it's on a casual basis - because, hey it's 2018, part-time and full-time employment is a mythical unicorn - it's better than... well... being unemployed My partner has also gotten a few jobs lined up after a more gruelling trial of job-seeking. It seems businesses are much less courteous when rejecting males than females many of the same businesses we've applied to gave me a courtesy rejection call or email, where he only received radio-silence, which not only is deeply upsetting but makes one question their self-worth as a human being.
Negativity aside, I'll be working this new job with some mixed hours since it's at my local airport. I'm both frightened and excited, since there's so much logistical documentation that needs to be prepared before I commence my work, but it's new and it's refreshing.
I'm hoping to launch back into drawing again soon. The stress has just drained me of my energy and it's just hard to get into it when I feel like I'm babbling into the aether. Do not fear, however, I have not abandoned The Splintered Path of Fate, and I am preparing myself to produce more pages on a more regular basis.
On a final note, I'm hoping to commence study in an Associate Degree of Applied Design at a creative institute in my city. I've been hyping for their mid-year intakes since I discovered them in mid-February, and I'm really keen to absorb all they have to offer. Because, funnily enough, after completing my useless wafting degree in History, I finally realised that, hey, to actually do something functional with my artwork, I kind of need to study design and graphic design... Clap, clap, Hybrid is slow
I hope you're all doing well and that you're staying warm (if you're on the southern hemisphere), and keeping cool (if you're on the northern).