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I have been really inactive on DA lately (ever since my last journal entry) and I kind of miss it here.

The last month and a bit has been really tough on me, and I've been taking a lot of time to process things. I was fired from my job as a graphic designer and still haven't been able to find new work, due to the move my boyfriend is trying to make. Around the time I lost my job, my boyfriend decided he wanted to move up within his company and requested to be transferred to a different shop (he is a Service Advisor for a major tire company). The last month has pretty much been a whirlwind of town viewings, packing, and prayer. Ultimately I think we are going to wind up on Vancouver Island, which is pretty far from home and scares the crap out of me.

But this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to finally move out of my comfort zone and try something new with the love of my life. I don't know what job opportunities await me on the other side...I feel like I may have to give up graphic design as a full-time career, which saddens me to no end. But my last experience in the industry really soured me against it and I'm willing to see what else is out there before I try it as a profession again.

On the bright side I did a logo for a major tattoo artist's shop here in my city... and he loved it so much, he plans on hiring me again :) I definitely intend on freelancing whenever I can.

Anyway... I probably won't have much internet access for at least a month starting in September, but I will be checking in whenever I can. Wish me luck........
  • Mood: Nervous
I have no online journals anywhere else, so I'm going to write and process this here.

Life got real for me today...when I was fired from my graphic design job.

I should have seen it coming, and in truth I kind of did...it just comes as a slap in the face when money is extremely tight and my lease is up at the end of August.

I did my best at my job and tried to get it together enough for them to want to keep me...but in the end, it wasn't good enough. I have felt disconnected from my workplace for a while, but I didn't realize they felt the same way about me.

I was having a good day; by the end of it, I was handed a week's severance pay and a "good luck."

They left me on good terms, and promised I have a reference in them...but it doesn't change the fact that I was just fired for the first time in my life today.

I feel like such a failure. I cannot afford to not work, and I am also terrified.

.....on the bright side, I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 and it was lovely.
  • Mood: Miserable
I have been really inactive on DA lately (ever since my last journal entry) and I kind of miss it here.

The last month and a bit has been really tough on me, and I've been taking a lot of time to process things. I was fired from my job as a graphic designer and still haven't been able to find new work, due to the move my boyfriend is trying to make. Around the time I lost my job, my boyfriend decided he wanted to move up within his company and requested to be transferred to a different shop (he is a Service Advisor for a major tire company). The last month has pretty much been a whirlwind of town viewings, packing, and prayer. Ultimately I think we are going to wind up on Vancouver Island, which is pretty far from home and scares the crap out of me.

But this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to finally move out of my comfort zone and try something new with the love of my life. I don't know what job opportunities await me on the other side...I feel like I may have to give up graphic design as a full-time career, which saddens me to no end. But my last experience in the industry really soured me against it and I'm willing to see what else is out there before I try it as a profession again.

On the bright side I did a logo for a major tattoo artist's shop here in my city... and he loved it so much, he plans on hiring me again :) I definitely intend on freelancing whenever I can.

Anyway... I probably won't have much internet access for at least a month starting in September, but I will be checking in whenever I can. Wish me luck........
  • Mood: Nervous

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I'm a 25-year-old Graphic Designer living in the big(?) city. I love all kinds of music and expression of art. Sriracha is also the best thing that ever happened to food.

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kris050598 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat are you doing??? STOP GIVING ME THINGS! I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS UP TO YOUUU!

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kris050598 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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I HAVE DREAMED OF THIS!!!!!!! I can't believe you did that! You shouldn't have! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
OH MY GOD MAZDI YOU ARE THE SWEETEST PERSON EVER!!!

I love you so much and I can't believe you would do something like this for me (actually I can because your kindness is UNFATHOMABLE) but THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am going to premium the HECK out of deviantART for EVER (a month)

I don't know how I can ever repay you! Really, this is the kindest thing EVER. I wish I could do something for you! I'm going to do EVERYTHING in my power to repay you!!!

You are the absolute BEST
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Mazdi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ohhh, and you can call me Mel. ;)
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kris050598 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
GASP.
BEST FRIEND STATUS. OMG. OMGOMGOMG OKAY MEL!
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Mazdi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:hug: You have done more than enough!! I would have stopped posting a long time ago if not for your kind, encouraging, and inspiring words!!

Enjoy your premium membership, m'dear :) I wish I could have given you more!
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kris050598 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
THANK YOU SO MUUUUUUUCH!!!! I can't believe how lucky I am to have a friend like youu :)

You being my FRIEND was MORE than enough!!!
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Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
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