It's been almost two years since since my last journal post.
Since then I have been working at my university as a website designer. I've gained invaluable experience and it is the first job that has ever made me feel like my life has a purpose. Before that I was just working dead-end service jobs that I could barely tolerate. The last two years have been the happiest I've been in a very long time. Not only am I building towards a professional career in software development, but also for the first time ever I feel a deep sense of satisfaction for my artistic creations.
This week, my boss vouched for me to a client I've been developing a website for, and they've been so impressed with our work over the last year that they are extending me an offer for an internship this fall. I'll be working for a Fortune 500 company! That would look spiffy on any resume. It has taken a long time, but everything in my life is finally falling into place, all of the hard work I've put in has finally paid off. I'll be graduating from college in less than a year and I'll be on my way to a real-person job.
This week I also broke another milestone, I finally have 200 watchers on this website! So, I want to thank you all, my watchers, for giving a shit about my stupid hobby. I've never felt like I could share my art with the people in my life because - to be perfectly blunt, my art is weird and it tends to turns people away in real life. So any attention, even if it is just a passing glance, adding it to your favorites, or especially leaving a comment means a great deal. I really appreciate it. This hobby is my open secret to the internet, and I am very glad I can share it with you all.