The Unexpected Hiatuson July 8, 2011 at 11:06 am
Hey guys. I know its been a long time since we’ve posted on here, and at the very least you all deserve an explanation. First of all, let me say I apologize for the break. I didn’t expected I needed it, but in the end I had to remove a few things from my life.
First of all, my boyfriend and I have broken up. This wouldn’t have been so bad except once again, I was replaced right away. This happened during my divorce with my ex-husband as well. I won’t go any further than that, but as a result of that, I have had a bit of a breakdown. I am not on anti depressants and anti anxiety drugs, as well as I had to take a leave of absence from work in order to de-stress. It was a really hard time for me, and it still is. Everyday I am reminded that I was never good enough, and how easy I am to toss aside. I have very few good friends here in Calgary (Vas is in Houston, and my BF lives in Regina) so it has been very easy to fall into despair as a result.
On top of all this, I do still have money issues, and I had taken another job to try to help with that. Unfortunately that second job has just made it even more impossible to deal with, as I no longer have any time for myself, which is something I needed right then.
Now for the good news. The second job I took was actually an Animation job in Kelowna. I was approached by an old supervisor of mine who offered me some work by having me do an animation test. I did the test, but as I can’t move from Calgary at this point in time, I told him I wouldn’t be able to take the job, but that I’d be able to move in Dec/Jan as the situation will have changed by then. He then showed the test to the supervising animator, and because of the quality of the test I handed in, they were comfortable with giving me freelance until Dec.
I tried doing both jobs for about a month, but with everything going on, some things had to give, and unfortunately it was the comic. However, I have since decided that it is still not enough, and thought long and hard about it, but I have given my 2 weeks at my current full time job as a graphic designer. This animation opportunity is too good to pass up, and I feel very good about the decision. The only thing is, as with any animation contract, its hard to know when your next job will be. I gave up the security of my 9-5 for my love on animation and I hope its a decision I will not come to regret. (I’m very good at making bad decisions, you see.)
So about a week from now, I will be back to one full time job, which means I will have the time to do the comic again. And I would *like* to take a few commissions to supplement as well, but as always there is no promises. I need to make sure I can handle everything I’m supposed to be doing first before I am comfortable taking money for art.
Also, during this downtime, the site is going to go through an upgrade, though in the end I think it will look mostly the same, its mostly background stuff. So there are things still going on, even if it doesn’t look like it.
Finally, thank you all who have supported Daily Quests, and I really do appreciate all your love and well wishes. DQ will be back, but probably not for another week or two. Vas and I apologize, this wasn’t planned, but we will make the best of it. Thanks again everyone.