refresh_my-life

A Refresh on Life

I admit last week I neglected to keep to my new posting schedule, but it’s only because I was insanely busy every night preparing myself for interviews or helping Jeremy with his homework.

With all the crazy running around for interviews, emails and calls back and forth, I can finally relax. Right now, we’re sitting on the couch together in silence each lost in our work. It just feels good to know that my next job is secured and I have two weeks off before I start (something I haven’t had since I graduated). I’m planning a short trip down to Southern California to visit my family. I know I won’t be able to see them for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year, so this is going to be the last time I see them for a while.

Now that the madness is ended, I can evaluate my priorities for the week to come, it’s like hitting the refresh button on my life. I’m not the type to just sit around the house and veg out. Even with time off there are things to be done.

Along with my blog post calendar, I have some guest posts coming up to incorporate in. I’m also writing a guest post for Jeremy’s blog about the importance of contracts for all creative fields.

I’m taking another look at my professional portfolio. I really want to start from scratch, but It’s just so much work. Not only do you have to recode everything, but you have to re-save your images out to new sizes. My end goal is to have a responsive website, and something a little more modular. I’m sick of my big banner across the top.

My stationery design site (moodboard above. Source: https://pinterest.com/themagicjar/brand/) was put on hold when Jeremy and I decided to move to Chicago. After we moved, life fell into a pattern of work, home, dinner, sleep, repeat with little time for much else. I hope to pick up where I left off, developing the identity, getting the logo trademarked and beginning to develop the website. Oh yeah, and continue to design awesome cards. There’s a lot to do as always, which is just the way I like it.

Lastly, we put down a deposit for a corgi puppy that will be born in early December from Tootsie, (shown above. Photo courtesy of RJ’s Corgis). Jeremy and I have been talking about getting a puppy ever since we knew our landlord allowed it. I’ve wanted a corgi for nearly 10 years now, so he really had no choice in the matter. He did eventually come around to the infectious cuteness that are corgis. Our puppy will be ready for pickup in late January, early February. The woman who’s breeding them lives in Minnesota, so it’s not an impossible distance to get to her. In the meantime, I’m planning on reading up about corgi care as well as getting everything our puppy will need, including a doggy gate for when we aren’t home. Luckily the apartment is hardwood, so we only have to worry about keeping him from peeing on the one rug.

I’m so excited! For the first time since we got here, I feel like I have something to look forward to again and it feels great!

 

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