Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Quitter!

Yesterday, at my job, I gave my two-week notice.

As an artist who paints, cartoons, creates "things" and also has a freelance-digitizing service already, it is a big step. It is a huge commitment to the works that I create. My time will soon be more fully spent on doing things that I love.

I plan to focus this upcoming "free-time" to delving more into the marketing, creation, promotion, and etc etc of these things... and I will be (finally!) teaching myself the tricks and whatnot of the design/computer animation programmes that I own but still haven't used yet. I am calling myself an illustrator now.

Oh, and I'll enrol in some more French classes. And look into "voice-work" and theatrical things too.

I am reeling a little... it was difficult to tell the Boss my news yesterday. Many of you who have done this before must know what I mean. I was so scared, but I HAD to do it. It is never good to tell someone bad news. Not the "worst" news you can get... no... but still difficult to do.

You plan how it might go, you plan what to say, and it all flies out the window when you get there. But all in all I think it went fairly well. They might keep me on for a little part-time work, which will help with those bills.

Oh, the bills. I have been cutting back wherever I can... though today I went and bought a little bottle of celebratory scotch. So... that is my official excuse if this doesn't make sense or there are spelling mistakes.

That last bit was tongue-in-cheek.

2 comments:

angelshair said...

Congrats!! It's not an easy step to take, but you must be very exited!!

Natasha Henderson said...

Oh, yes!!! Indeed. Freedom to work on the things I feel I need to, freedom to work as late or early as I want... Freedom. I feel excited, lucky, and happy!