A New Job and New Things on the Horizon

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These days, I've been enjoying the warmer weather here in Chicagoland. I've been outdoors doing some of my favorite things...

fishing:

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And bicycling:

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It's been nice :-)

And some other news... I also got a job offer!

It's a graphic design position down in Chicago and I couldn't be happier! I've been waiting six long years for this. My last full time graphic design position was at a very well known newspaper and my department was outsourced to the Phillipines. It was rough. And as it turns out, it's much more difficult to get a certain type of job if you haven't been doing it full time for a while. But, the tides have turned and now is my time!

I've been pretty burned out lately, not feeling great and my skin hasn't been doing well either. I got so burned out because I work a LOT. When I'm not at my full time job, I'm blogging and doing freelance graphic design projects. Freelancing has given me extra money but most importantly it's allowed me to beef up my portfolio over the last six years. Now that I have this new job, I can drop freelancing and focus on blogging.

Aaaaaand..... I also have been working on a product line! I'm not going to say anything else other than that at this point because everything is in the beginning stages. I'm really looking forward to the grand reveal, though ;-)

I'm also looking forward to being one of those people commuting to the city via train:

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It will give me some extra time to read every day which I LOVE :-) I've always been a bookworm.

I'm really looking forward to this next chapter in my life.

Cheers to new beginnings!

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Posted on June 19, 2014 .