2017 was an eventful year for me, and I have let this journal slide for longer than a year. It's time to finally come back.
As many of you may already know, I am now a mom. I have a beautiful 8 month old daughter named Katie. I guess that fully explains why I've been away. Being quiet about my journey last year until about this time last year was pretty hard. Those close to me knew what was happening. The previous year had dealt me some hard cards to play, but I got through it. My strength kept me in the game and I now have a lot to show for my efforts.
This summer, I hope to bring out another book. You can subscribe to my weekly newsletter on my blog to keep apprised of my work. Each week, two articles are published, and on Fridays the links to them are delivered straight to your email so you don't have to remember to go to my site to check on it. Easy as pie.
Another Zo Duck Cartoon was drawn late last year, and I have finally prepared it for publication on the ZoDuck
page. A blog will appear in June heralding it, and then it will come to dA.
I finished my traineeship in my day job and am now permanently a contract manager there. I've been fighting a long time to get to this management level position, and I finally got through the door. I attribute my Master's Degree as a huge help in that hurdle, while I have been directly told that my book publications had a great deal to do with my promotion. So never give up, and don't ignore opportunities that seem like side-tracks. They might be just what you need to get on the right track.
This year, I have been taking it pretty slow. Other than plans to publish another book, I'm just focusing on raising my daughter and having an amazing time with her. So, if I don't show up here much, I am not gone, just busy. I will be back to update again at some point. (Just in case, be sure to subscribe to my blog.)
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