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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. :XD: Man that is so lame! ;P




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sailor-marz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Always good to see the positives in any situation!

I genuinely wish you and your husband well. I'm am sure you'll both have a blast having the time to do what you love for now :glomp: You'll defs be swarmed with commission requests to keep you busy anywho so there is no time for worrying!!!! :XD:


On a side note: I really really hope you can continue with your collecting!!!!!! :heart:
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so, too!
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Dark-Link117 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that's some crazy stuff...
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
truth xD
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lilly-peacecraft Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sakky sorry to hear about your news about your job. I will keep you in my prayers. I'm still working at my part time job. I just learned today that I was accepted for an second job (part time that will lead to a full time). I'll be working at a photography studio as a photographer. :)

Anyways I wish you luck with your future! I hope to see you at AZ 2013. :)
~Lilly-chan
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that's super exciting :D best of luck! I won't be at AZ this year - Anime Boston moved to Memorial Day so hopefully I will be there instead.
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lilly-peacecraft Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oo k, well there can always be another convention. Your always welcome to come to Matsuricon here in Columbus, OH. I don't know the dates for next year yet, but your always welcome.

~Lilly-chan
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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kyut530 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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