You can have whatever you are willing to struggle for.
I will lose the extra weight!
October has been a great month so far for the boyfriend and I because two of our illustration jobs got published. We did drawings for Summit Media’s K-Zone October 2011 and Good Dog October 2011 (free and bundled with Good Housekeeping) issues. And look, ghosts!
The Holmes project we’re doing for K-Zone is hopefully an ongoing one. We already submitted the November illustrations some weeks ago and am just waiting to get the prompt for the December one. I wonder what version of Holmes I’ll get the chance to design next (each month features a different kind of Holmes, set in a different world).
It was so much fun designing the characters, drawing, coloring and painting these illustrations. I actually felt that I didn’t have the necessary skills to make it happen, especially because the more-experienced boyfriend was busy and could only do a few things at a time.
But I think these came out great and I’m really proud of myself. Hoping to get more of these kinds of illustration jobs in the future, definitely.
I’m really excited to meet this year’s batch of InTACT freshmen. Until now, I still don’t know how to properly explain what InTACT is to non-Ateneans but I’m hoping, that this year, I find my own explanation for it.
My first batch will always be special to me because they’re always going to be my first but I didn’t really feel that I was very good at what I was doing or very good at making a connection. I’m actually worried that I won’t be able to do a good job at making a connection again this year because the courses of the blocks that I’ll be handling this year are quite badass: BS CH-MSE (Chemistry and Materials Science Engineering), BS CS (Computer Science) and BS COE (Computer Engineering). These are courses that I never even looked at when I was applying for the ACET.
But, like with every new thing that happens to me, there’s an equal amount of happy excitement mixed in with nervous butterflies in my stomach. I’m going to cling on to the excitement to help me make this fresh opportunity to make new friends. I’m also hoping that I do a good job this year, that even if I don’t make such a difference in their lives, I’d still leave a positive mark at the very least.
One more week!