So it's been a while since I've had a journal entry, let alone been on DA and I am a little disappointed on what has happened to this community, the amount of porn and inappropriate content I've seen on here attempting to pass as "Art" has really increased to ridiculous amounts. Now this is probably half the reason why I don't come round here much. But then I will always think of DA so fondly as it gave me some of my favourite clients that I have worked with in my freelance work. and best of all without DA I would not have met my fiancé. So i will always be grateful that I've been a member of this community, it's just a shame to see what it has become.
So what am I doing with myself these days? Well after a rough time with my last full time employer and a string of semi-successful interviews that got me to the final few candidates and always falling that little bit short due to the others having more experience and what not I started just sending my portfolio out to a few local agencies. So I have now entered the world of sub-contracting which has it's ups and downs but the best thing of all is I'm working for a design agency literally a 5 min drive from home which os lovely. I'm doing a couple a days a week there and then working behind the checkouts at woolies for the rest of the week. so although it's not full time employment it is an amazing change of life for me as I'm working so close to home, I absolutely love the business, the work is great and the office is so much fun to work in, and if I don't feel like coming in I can work from home. So even though it's not full time (yet) it has absolutely everything else going for it, which is a lot more than I could say about my last full time job. the last year of my employment there I found myself chronically sick, I had a terrible cough that I could not shake for at least 6 months. Within a month of leaving there the cough had left me and i haven't had it since, so i know it was due to the work environment and stress levels. not fun at all. But yay for things working out now! I'm really happy with it, an I've been working for Ant Design now since last December.
Now my little lovely Fix It Again Tony (FIAT) has decided that it's clutch has had enough, i really don't blame it as it is an old bugger at 36 years of age but it just means that there goes another $1000 that I barely have. Now I did know I would have to replace the clutch, i knew it was on it's way out but I'll still complain about it just cos I can! hahaha I still do love the car, and my partner wants me to sell it due to the amount of money it's costs me, but I honestly don't want to get rid of it, it's something special and I know this was pretty much the last big spend on it the rest of the stuff will be just general up keep which comes with any car. so my little blue car is at the mechanic atm and I have to public transport it around (once again I am so thankful I'm working close to home!)
So my little sister is now engaged and i getting married in March 2012, so we've begun the bridesmaid dress hunting, now trying to get dresses that suit 5 VERY different girls is certainly a tough one! but we will get there, we have found one dress we all do love, but it's jut a little pricey so we're looking for something a little nicer on the wallet. But woo for weddings, they're always fun!
So i finally got round to it and got myself a new A3 printer since my old one died on me after being faithful for 7 productive years! so I now have the Canon Pixma iX5000 and it's beautiful, so happy with the purchase and I got it for a really good price.
But yea there the main little things going on now.
Now lets see if anyone still pays attention to me here maybe I should actually upload something for a change hahah! it certainly has been a while since I had been a regular uploader!
Ciao all, whoever is still out there in the world of DA!
Listening to: white noise