HELLO LADIES, GENTLE-FISH AND ANY AND ALL CREATURES IN BETWEEN! HERE BE AN UPDATE JOURNAL
June flew by, uni kicking butt:
The month has literally flown by. I began with a bang, blinked and it was already the final week and I had my first midterm of the summer. Between commissions, courses and the endless cycle of work, work, and more work, things have been whizzing by at an exceptional speed and as Much as I have been managing it... some tings are getting in the way. My marks aren't anywhere near where I was expecting them to be despite my efforts and I've already had to write a letter tot he government explaining why I failed a course last semester (jokes on them I would have had to write them a letter whether I failed the course or dropped it but oh well)
. SO of course this means ( as you could guess) that yes, most of my recent time has been invested into rectifying this issue.Starting July 3rd I will be studying for two courses instead of just one.... more to be said about this bellow:
Speaking of kicking butts, work:
Scheduling has been having a plethora of issues at my current job: assigning shifts, not assigning shifts, approving requested times off and etc. Not just for me, but also for my coworkers. Which means I've had to deal with messaging my bosses asking whether things are ok. Of course they told us, they have no idea wth scheduling is doing either. Also staring July 2nd my shifts are going to be assigned as full time rather than part-time as per my contract, but DUE TO THE SECOND COURSE my entire Tuesdays and Thursdays will not be free in the slightest as I have class from 11-1pm and then 6-9pm so I'll be stuck on campus the entire day. Which means that scheduling will be writing me down FOR ANY OTHER OF THE OPEN DAYS I HAVE TO MAKE SURE IM HITTING THE 40 HRS.
NIn.....but.....when do you get breaks?
What I've done is I've refunded as many coms (both outstanding an new) as I could afford from the money I've saved up on paypal! So if you guys check my trello
you'll see that the list has gone down by a bit. HOWEVER AS I SEE NOW THIS WAS NOT ENOUGH.
And frankly, I don't want to refund these commissions! This is my job, my responsibility and as much as I have on my plate it is literally my job to finish them.
I will only be working on them when and if
I get a proper interval of time. This means most-likely after the 25th of August
. This is however a tentative date
, and I'll be continuing on updating people when I find energy to sit down and work on coms in the midst of all this madness.
I once more thank you in-advance for your kindness and patience with me in these hectic times.
- I have to think long-term, and yes at the moment school is taking THE HIGHEST of priority. Over my two jobs.
- Prices will be going up for commissions, and a Proper TOS will be created.
I'm done underselling myself and the work I put into my pieces. There will be discounts and special sales, but I'm going to be taking my artwork with an air of legitimate business effective immediately after my queue is clear. (not like I haven't been taking things seriously
, but there's a procedure I need to put in both for myself and for you guys to make this easier on the both of us and to AVOID THESE DELAYS. I love you guys, but you deserve better from me.)
- After I clear my queue I'll be taking a haitus from commissions for at least a month, hopefully...
- I'm getting ready for my LSAT, finances will be a bit of a struggle but i'll be more watchful. Since this current job is seasonal I'll be searching for a new one asap in September and October.
Guys if you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please NEVER hesitate to contact me! I check DA, FA, and Twitter (especially) regularly to answer any and all questions you may have. Don't worry, regardless of the topic I am here for you!!!
I sincerely hope you guys are doing ok, and for those who are having an equally stressful time.....guys we'll somehow get through this shit , together.
Keep being amazing, keep doing ya thing, find time to spend with friends and loved ones and never be afraid to ask for help
I love you all, and I hope you know that.
Nin the Derp