Today I got the news that the game dev studio that both I and my husband work for is closing. His last day is the 15th and they are keeping me on until the end of the month to help with the odds and ends of everything. We're both getting an alright severance package and his vacation was maxed out so we'll be getting that, too. Financially, we'll be okay. We have savings and we both have marketable skills that we can use to make money if we need to (art for me, web dev for him). This is certainly not what I would call convenient, but I am seeing it as an opportunity for both of us. I'm far too lazy to quit my job to try something new. But in this case, the choice wasn't mine and I'm thrust into a new world of possibilities.
What do I want to do? Well, I can do whatever I want. My husband and I have both decided that we do want to take some time off. He is a very talented artist and I have no doubt that people will be seeking his skills soon. I'm a little less marketable and I don't really have a career passion or anything that I really want to do that doesn't require additional schooling. I've thought about going back to school and it is certainly something I'm considering even more strongly now.
That being said, I'm not sure what else I will be up to in the next few months. I have AAC in a few weeks and then nothing really planned until Anime Boston in May 2013. In the meantime, if I'm not working any FT job, I might try doing some more art commissions, making more plushies, maybe looking for more conventions to go to. It might be fun to make art for a while and see how it goes.
I guess right now I'm about 85% excited, 10% concerned and 5% meh.
I just can't believe I actually have to keep going to work for another 4 weeks. Man that is so lame!
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