Hey to all! Again, I've been away for a while, and a lot has changed in my life over the last few months.
I left my boyfriend and moved someplace new. We were together for more than four years, but honestly, I'm fine, and I feel happier than ever.
I quit the English-Dutch teacher education. I never should have started in the first place: but my mother insisted that my master's degree wasn't enough. Our family hit a rough patch at the time, so I didn't object much and did as she asked. Which all in all was a mistake that I at least managed to put behind me now.
Starting next month I hit the job market, and we'll see how that all rolls when we get there.
I'm putting serious work in my portfolio and a comic I've been dying to make for years. I hope that combining it with a creative job isn't too draining and won't stop me from working on it all together: if it does, I can change jobs to something less creative, we'll see, life has its ways and you can work around a lot of things.
Overall I suppose I may seem lost, being out of school and single for the first time in all my twenties. But I'm surprisingly feeling very liberated: whether I work full time as an animator, stumble along as a freelancer or fold messy clothes in a boutique, I'm free to do as I please art-wise and life-wise. Not being with my (controlling) boyfriend has given me a lot of time to spend with my friends and family, which honestly is where it's all at! I'll take a single life with friends over loneliness in a one-sided relationship any
I'll open commissions again soon, however, this time it will be for reasonable prices. As in reasonable to me. I actually need money now: I'm not exactly a student anymore. So no more original animations that I spend four hours on for two dollars. Sorry.
In any case, I hope you're all doing well, and thank you for sticking around!