I started off this month with the full-intent of making a post per day here and doing some other things too, however...?
The dayjob has had a number of events which has put me in a few positions where I could work OT and make some much needed money where I have new artwork that I have not posted. I've also had people question why am I doing things the way I am doing them, such as;
"Just take Your Ideas to" this one that one and a third. And just work for established corporations.
A number of people who work in neighboring companies literally next to My Dayjob, where THEY ARE ARTIST. Have looked at artwork like Zatina;
And they've stated flat out that they cannot believe that I have no formal training or never attended ANY KIND of art classes or school. But the Reality is, no, I have not. I do not have ANY formal ANYTHING. Nor do I, in all honesty, WANT ANY. Because it is the fact that I have always DRAWN FOR THE SAKE OF DRAWING. Then even those I know who LOVE ANIME have had to say "That is NOT an Anime-drawing. Nor is THAT an Anime CHARACTER."
Because none of My Work is.
The biggest REAL PROBLEM is the fact that while I am good at My Dayjob, it is now interfering with My Writing and Drawing so I can just GET SHIT DONE AND BE DONE WITH IT! Never mind that I just finished going through some bullshit where someone stole $350+ of ART SUPPLIES from My Guard-Shack.
I've had to replace that stuff and have.
And I've also filed a police report, which they were not expecting.
And I've also pursued Our Employer to make sure this person IS FIRED.
But what is really agitating Me is that I can't just GO AND GET SHIT DONE.
I get GOING and GET WRITING AND DRAWING and then I have to stop what I am doing because I have to get ready, much like now, to go to bed FOR THE DAYJOB. And while I know it comes with the territory. It's a speed bump that is NECESSARY. But is becoming frustrating for me now.
Not to mention the fact that, AS I SHOULD. When I'm at the Dayjob, I DO MY JOB. But I'm starting to also see that professionalism is no longer valued anymore, neither are good employees either. It is part of the reason why I REALLY NEED TO INVEST MORE TIME-N-ENERGY INTO WILLIAMS WORKS. It's been EXTREMELY BUSY. At the Dayjob. And I have a position that is physically demanding. I don't put My Williams Works WORK, ahead of My Dayjob, BECAUSE I AM ON MY DAYJOB'S TIME. Which is PROFESSIONALISM.
I've had coworkers TELL ME, fuck this & that, just work on your shit at the Guard-Shack.
I wouldn't want somebody that I'm paying a paycheck to, to make me 2nd-fiddle to Their Own Enterprise and NOT DO WHAT I HIRED THEM TO DO, so? You do what you're supposed to do first, you DO what you EXPECT-N-NEED OF OTHERS TO DO FOR YOU. You can't EXPECT THINGS FROM OTHERS THAT YOU YOURSELF DON'T GIVE. So if I am UNPROFESSIONAL and put My Dayjob on the backburner WHILE AT THE DAYJOB...?
That's disrespectful as well as unprofessional.
It comes with It's Own Price, however?
While I have not been posting the way I'd INITIALLY PLANNED.
I am STILL WORKING.
It's just that by the time I get in the door, I'm pretty tired. As far as I am concerned, it is a sign that I am actually getting older. BUT!?
With all that TYPED.
I'm going to work harder at keeping content here up to date, because after all. This is actually the future for Me And the Dayjob is a means to BUILD THIS FUTURE UP. Not a means of having the future fizzle out. I'd also like to say THANK YOU to all of the people who have been telling me over the last 3-weeks about the fact that they have ENJOYED reading what I have posted here. And to those who say that My Talents are Wasted on the Dayjob. And not simply because of what they have read and seen ON HERE. But because they have come to admire the fact that I am actually professional in doing My Dayjob and not finding excuses for slacking off or getting angry over not having the time to do BOTH, to the same degree.
The Facts of the Matter IS;
This is the road I have to go down in order to reach My Destination, at least FOR NOW. So it requires me to have to work harder and dig up the extra energy after the Dayjob to keep building up Williams Works. And that's what I'm gonna do. Because it's what I MUST DO if I need to achieve My Goals....
The Creator's Corner
Is where I will give generalized updates!